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Windows 7 Home Premium Edition To Windows 8 (N) install

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    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 7 Home Premium Edition To Windows 8 (N) install


    Hi there

    I'm a little baffled as I purchased Windows 8 (N) from the microsoft store (download version) and I'm not getting the option to keep my applications and personal files from updating from Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit

    I ran the install process and I ran the program which tested my current programs for compatibility issues. I didn't uninstall the ones that its didn't think were compatible ( was I suppose to ?)

    I download Windows 8 (N) from the store and when it came to install the only two options I have is to keep my personal files or a clean install.

    The only reason I got it over Windows 8.1 was so I could upgrade to Windows 8 and keep all my programs and files then upgrade to Windows 8.1 afterwards.

    Am I being daft and I've missed something really obvious here ?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This is all I could find relevant:
    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Thanks I will keep investigating
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can upgrade

    Windows 7 x64 to Windows 8 x64
    or
    Windows 7N x64 to Windows 8N x64.

    updating from Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64bit
    Is your Windows 7 a N version?
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