Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1


    Hey i have purchased window 8.1 pro DVD from a retail store please note it is complete windows DVD not an upgrade pack i want to upgrade my window 7 ultimate to win 8.1 pro with this Complete DVD and retail key provided with it could anyone guide me with steps in upgrading with this DVD please note i don't want to lose any of my data and installed apps which are compatible.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


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


    BACK UP!!!!! BACK UP !!!! BACK UP!!!

    Welcome to EightForums.
    I would run
    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
    first.

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1


    Upgrading Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:
    XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade


    Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1
Related Threads
Hello, I am having a hard time getting a clear idea of what to expect when I change out my motherboard and cpu. I currently have a M5A99FX Pro 2.0 (AM3+) with a FX 8320 processor. I bought the full version of Windows 8.1 and installed the 64 bit version on my computer. I still have the install...
Hello, I am currently working on a genealogy project. I am entering 1700+ names and dates into a awesome open source software. My set up is .... Wordpad open to text I am entering from on the left side of screen. Website open on right side of screen. I am trying to streamline this process as...
I have a Lenovo N580 laptop. Last week, I had to do a factory reset (with help from Lenovo Tech Support) because of compatibility problems with new software from my employer and windows 8.1 which is actually worse than windows 8. The compatibility problems caused my screen to go black. When...
My window 8 ultra books has been showing faluire configuring window features for nearly hours and I can't swipe or do anything with it, this happened after the window updates happened, I don't know what do any more, I switched it off and then turned it on, but it's still ones back faluire...
Hello Gentlement, Would I able to upgrade from Window 8 Pro to Window 8 Enterprise, I have searched Google but didn't find the answer, thanks.
Hi , My Window 8 automatically Window Update and now some of the icon missing :huh: Anyone encounter this and possible to fix this ?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook