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Upgrading from 7 to 8, while keeping all files?

  1. #1


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    Windows 7, planning on upgrade

    Upgrading from 7 to 8, while keeping all files?


    Hi guys, I'm new to the forums.
    Is there a method to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Win7 without losing any files?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    windows 7 to windows 8 to windows 8.1

    seems to be the method to keep certain personal programs and files..

    windows 7 to windows 8.1 seem to keep personal files
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Prantheking, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you are upgrading to the Windows 8.1 that's the same language as your Windows 7, then you should have the "You keep your personal files only" option.

    You could use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to test and see what will be affected before upgrading.

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, planning on upgrade


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Prantheking, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you are upgrading to the Windows 8.1 that's the same language as your Windows 7, then you should have the "You keep your personal files only" option.

    You could use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to test and see what will be affected before upgrading.

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
    Thank you! I'll take a look at this.
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    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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