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Need 8 ISO to attempt 7 to 8 upgrade. I HAVE 8.1 but...

  1. #11


    Why not just save your data then do a Clean Install of 8.1 then install any programs you need or want?

    I guess I'm asking why it's so important to keep installed programs from Windows 7? Even the upgrade to 8.0 is going to lose some of them.

    Please post back after the 8.0 upgrade and let us know what programs survived it. Thanks

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  2. #12


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Why not just save your data then do a Clean Install of 8.1 then install any programs you need or want?

    I guess I'm asking why it's so important to keep installed programs from Windows 7? Even the upgrade to 8.0 is going to lose some of them.

    Please post back after the 8.0 upgrade and let us know what programs survived it. Thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    trucking USA (except CA)
    Posts : 17
    windows 7 HP 64 bit 8.! on horizon


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Why not just save your data then do a Clean Install of 8.1 then install any programs you need or want?

    I guess I'm asking why it's so important to keep installed programs from Windows 7? Even the upgrade to 8.0 is going to lose some of them.

    Please post back after the 8.0 upgrade and let us know what programs survived it. Thanks
    I ran the compatibility advisor when trying a suggestion above, and very few of my programs or devices failed, with a few more just needing updates. So I expect most to survive, but will report back.

    Clean install would involve hours of reinstalls.
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  4. #14


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by drumtrucker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Why not just save your data then do a Clean Install of 8.1 then install any programs you need or want?

    I guess I'm asking why it's so important to keep installed programs from Windows 7? Even the upgrade to 8.0 is going to lose some of them.

    Please post back after the 8.0 upgrade and let us know what programs survived it. Thanks
    I ran the compatibility advisor when trying a suggestion above, and very few of my programs or devices failed, with a few more just needing updates. So I expect most to survive, but will report back.

    Clean install would involve hours of reinstalls.
    Those are mostly Windows programs that survive, not third party. The registry links go away so still have to re-install if you want proper operation.
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  5. #15


    trucking USA (except CA)
    Posts : 17
    windows 7 HP 64 bit 8.! on horizon


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drumtrucker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Why not just save your data then do a Clean Install of 8.1 then install any programs you need or want?

    I guess I'm asking why it's so important to keep installed programs from Windows 7? Even the upgrade to 8.0 is going to lose some of them.

    Please post back after the 8.0 upgrade and let us know what programs survived it. Thanks
    I ran the compatibility advisor when trying a suggestion above, and very few of my programs or devices failed, with a few more just needing updates. So I expect most to survive, but will report back.

    Clean install would involve hours of reinstalls.
    Those are mostly Windows programs that survive, not third party. The registry links go away so still have to re-install if you want proper operation.
    interesting... that would figure with my luck. Interesting that WTP installed and kept all my programs, but that was OVER 8.1 on my laptop.

    Friggin MS should make all these upgrades at least attempt to keep user programs... they wonder why people don't want to upgrade, ha.
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  6. #16


    trucking USA (except CA)
    Posts : 17
    windows 7 HP 64 bit 8.! on horizon


    Quote Originally Posted by drumtrucker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by drumtrucker View Post

    I ran the compatibility advisor when trying a suggestion above, and very few of my programs or devices failed, with a few more just needing updates. So I expect most to survive, but will report back.

    Clean install would involve hours of reinstalls.
    Those are mostly Windows programs that survive, not third party. The registry links go away so still have to re-install if you want proper operation.
    interesting... that would figure with my luck. Interesting that WTP installed and kept all my programs, but that was OVER 8.1 on my laptop.

    Friggin MS should make all these upgrades at least attempt to keep user programs... they wonder why people don't want to upgrade, ha.
    8 discs arrived and installed over 7
    ALL programs were retained. I only had to uninstall 4 driver installations to be able to do so and after upgrade to 8, appropriate drivers were installed automatically.

    Then I upgraded to 8.1 and here I am. Even having done the entire process twice due to a cloning booboo on my part, it still took HOURS less time and unmeasurable aggravation reinstalling all my programs (finding them and associated licenses etc., come on man)
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  7. #17


    That's good news indeed. Glad it worked out so well for you.

    Merry Christmas!
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