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what happens to all my windows 7 programs whne i upgrade

  1. #11


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    Im still scared to install windows 8, but I got everything backed up

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  2. #12


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    What are you scared about!! You prepared yourself and got the answers to your questions. If you don't take the plunge, you never will. We have all done it and you can also. Should anything happen, we are here to help you.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by tootal2 View Post
    Im still scared to install windows 8, but I got everything backed up
    Don't know how you backed everything up, but if you used an imaging program (like Macrium Reflect, or Acronis), then you have the ability to quickly and completely restore your working system in only a few minutes.

    Just be sure that you have what is needed to boot into the restore environment before you take the plunge. In the case of MR, this means having created a boot CD/USB using their tool.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    I just tried to install windows 8 but it says it cannot install on a drive with mbr. it says it has to be GPT to install windows 8. I thought I only need gpt on 3tb+ hard drives
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  5. #15


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    Im moving my files from my 1 tb black drive to one of my 3tb hard drives. I think I can format the drive to gpt and then install windows 8.
    but what happens to my windows 7 drive? will the computer know what drive to boot windows from?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Did you try to install Windows 8 using OPTION FOUR below with a downloaded Windows 8 ISO file?

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