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Upgrade Win 7 to Win 8 and not have to reinstall programs?

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    Upgrade Win 7 to Win 8 and not have to reinstall programs?


    I Thought I read somewhere that the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8 would not require you to reinstall all your programs. That doesn't sound like the normal course of events but it would be very nice if true. I'd be happy if that were just true for upgrading from the Win 8 Release Preview since that is a dual boot on my main desktop.

    Am I dreaming or is this a possibility?

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    This is not official, but supposedly an upgrade-in-place from 7 to 8 will be permitted:

    Microsoft details its Windows 8 upgrade plans | ZDNet

    If 8 is like 7, you won't normally be able to do an upgrade-in-place form the RP to the release version. However, there may be a work-around (hack) that would make it possible, if you're willing to risk a result that is less stable than a clean install.
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