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    windows 7 ultimate x64

    installing windows 8


    i want to upgrade my win7 to win8 and i have an iso file and i will use bootable usb....i want my files remain.do all windows installer will ask if i will delete my files or remain it.please help me here. im poor in english

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tevongski, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can show you more on how to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using an ISO file. When you get to step 8, be sure to select (dot) the Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps option to keep your files from Windows 7.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    windows 7 ultimate x64


    thanks brink ill try it now
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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    windows 7 ultimate x64


    brink is it okay if i dont back up my files cuz i dont have anything here to backup my files...
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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'd always recommend to back them up just to be safe, but as long as your files are in your user folders and you select the Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps option, you should be ok.
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    windows 7 ultimate x64


    can you guide me how to boot from usb
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    64-bit Windows 10


    There's no need to.

    You could upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 directly with the Windows 8 ISO file using OPTION THREE in the tutorial above.
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    windows 7 ultimate x64


    im poor in english..im sorry..i have an iso file and i can open it using power iso .can i just click on the set up and will it automatically run?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You would need to extract the ISO to another location than where you are installing Windows to, then run the setup.exe file.

    This is step 2 and 3 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial to help give you more information about this.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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