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    Windows 8 help


    I have had a copy of windows 8 pro since it came out. loaded it on my 4 year old laptop and after a couple of weeks i decided i didn't like it. its been on the shelf every sense. I think i like what i see and read about windows 8.1 and would like to reload it up again.
    My question: After loading it up again should i let all the upgrades run its course before i think about upgrading to windows 8.1
    Thanks

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    My question: After loading it up again should i let all the upgrades run its course before i think about upgrading to windows 8.1
    NO need, you can install Windows 8.1 by downloading the ISO.

    Take a look at those posts for more info.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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    Thanks theog for your quick response and help: Does the action create a fresh install? The last thing i would wont is to loose all my programs and settings. I like windows 7 OK but would like the latest technology and some of the new features that windows 8.1 would bring.
    Thanks
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can upgrade or clean install with the DVD.
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