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Solved Inquiry on Windows 7 UPGRADE TO Windows 8


Alpha0mega

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#1
Hello to all

I am not sure if this has been asked or answered before coz i cannot find the answer to what i have been looking for.

My other Laptop is on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have used the Windows 8 Tool Upgrade Assistant and identified those which are COMPATIBLE AND NOT COMPATIBLE.

I would like to know if AFTER I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE UPGRADE from 7 to 8:

>Do i still have to RE-INSTALL the GAMES AND OTHER PROGRAMS that are listed COMPATIBLE after checking with upgrade assistant?

Thanks alot.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64
    CPU
    intel i3 2ndgen 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI MS7788
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT430

Clintlgm

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#2
I would be sure and have the latest version of my hardware drivers on hand ready to install. You'll need to check with your manufactures web site for updated drivers for win 8 and 8.1.

Using the in place upgrade method you shouldn't have to reinstall any software you may have to update for drivers/software compatible with 8 and or 8.1.

I would check each ones website for win 8 8.1 versions!! Some may need to be upgraded before you go for the upgrade OS.

I think you can bypass 8 and go straight into 8.1 but you'll have to do a clean install and reinstall all your software This is what I would recommend anyway, flushes out a lot of crap gives you the option, do I really need that program any longer or is just taking up space and resources?

You'll find tutorials at the top of this forum sticky threads.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
    Browser
    Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    NIS and Malwarebytes

Alpha0mega

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#3
I would be sure and have the latest version of my hardware drivers on hand ready to install. You'll need to check with your manufactures web site for updated drivers for win 8 and 8.1.

Using the in place upgrade method you shouldn't have to reinstall any software you may have to update for drivers/software compatible with 8 and or 8.1.

I would check each ones website for win 8 8.1 versions!! Some may need to be upgraded before you go for the upgrade OS.

I think you can bypass 8 and go straight into 8.1 but you'll have to do a clean install and reinstall all your software This is what I would recommend anyway, flushes out a lot of crap gives you the option, do I really need that program any longer or is just taking up space and resources?

You'll find tutorials at the top of this forum sticky threads.


Firstly I ALREADY HAVE UPDATED EVERYTHING from windows updates & to my hardware/drivers as well, as of today...

>>> What I DO NOT WANT TO DO AGAIN is to REINSTALL programs/software PARTICULARLY GAMES WHICH IS VERY TIME CONSUMING.

>>> NOR I DO NOT WANT TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL.

>>> BUT IF BY DOING THE UPGRADE FROM 7 TO 8/8.1, I HAVE TO DO THE REINSTALLING OF SOFTWARE, then don't you think this is just the same as CLEAN INSTALL? the purpose of upgrade is useless then..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64
    CPU
    intel i3 2ndgen 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI MS7788
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT430

Clintlgm

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Lacombe, Louisiana

Posts
894
#4
I would be sure and have the latest version of my hardware drivers on hand ready to install. You'll need to check with your manufactures web site for updated drivers for win 8 and 8.1.

Using the in place upgrade method you shouldn't have to reinstall any software you may have to update for drivers/software compatible with 8 and or 8.1.



I would check each ones website for win 8 8.1 versions!! Some may need to be upgraded before you go for the upgrade OS.

I think you can bypass 8 and go straight into 8.1 but you'll have to do a clean install and reinstall all your software This is what I would recommend anyway, flushes out a lot of crap gives you the option, do I really need that program any longer or is just taking up space and resources?

You'll find tutorials at the top of this forum sticky threads.
Firstly I ALREADY HAVE UPDATED EVERYTHING from windows updates & to my hardware/drivers as well, as of today...

>>> What I DO NOT WANT TO DO AGAIN is to REINSTALL programs/software PARTICULARLY GAMES WHICH IS VERY TIME CONSUMING.

>>> NOR I DO NOT WANT TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL.

>>> BUT IF BY DOING THE UPGRADE FROM 7 TO 8/8.1, I HAVE TO DO THE REINSTALLING OF SOFTWARE, then don't you think this is just the same as CLEAN INSTALL? the purpose of upgrade is useless then..
You shouldn't have to reinstall your software is you upgrade in place. only if you clean install would you need to reinstall all your software. Sorry if I confused you. If upgrade assistant told you a program or driver was not compatible be sure to uninstall that program or disable any drivers that are not compatible. Good luck with your upgrade. keep us posted on your progress lots of help here if you need it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
    Browser
    Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    NIS and Malwarebytes

Alpha0mega

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#5
I would be sure and have the latest version of my hardware drivers on hand ready to install. You'll need to check with your manufactures web site for updated drivers for win 8 and 8.1.

Using the in place upgrade method you shouldn't have to reinstall any software you may have to update for drivers/software compatible with 8 and or 8.1.



I would check each ones website for win 8 8.1 versions!! Some may need to be upgraded before you go for the upgrade OS.

I think you can bypass 8 and go straight into 8.1 but you'll have to do a clean install and reinstall all your software This is what I would recommend anyway, flushes out a lot of crap gives you the option, do I really need that program any longer or is just taking up space and resources?

You'll find tutorials at the top of this forum sticky threads.
Firstly I ALREADY HAVE UPDATED EVERYTHING from windows updates & to my hardware/drivers as well, as of today...

>>> What I DO NOT WANT TO DO AGAIN is to REINSTALL programs/software PARTICULARLY GAMES WHICH IS VERY TIME CONSUMING.

>>> NOR I DO NOT WANT TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL.

>>> BUT IF BY DOING THE UPGRADE FROM 7 TO 8/8.1, I HAVE TO DO THE REINSTALLING OF SOFTWARE, then don't you think this is just the same as CLEAN INSTALL? the purpose of upgrade is useless then..
You shouldn't have to reinstall your software is you upgrade in place. only if you clean install would you need to reinstall all your software. Sorry if I confused you. If upgrade assistant told you a program or driver was not compatible be sure to uninstall that program or disable any drivers that are not compatible. Good luck with your upgrade. keep us posted on your progress lots of help here if you need it.
>>Sorry for not stating that my plan is I WOULD DO AN UPGRADE IN PLACE. (fyi all my drivers are compatible except for some software apps not compatible which i intend to remove once UPGRADE IS COMPLETE.)

>>I am just WORRIED ABOUT THAT LITTLE CONFUSION earlier about REINSTALLING software apps..

>>I am reading other forum issues here now.

>>Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64
    CPU
    intel i3 2ndgen 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI MS7788
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT430

Alpha0mega

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#6
anyways good thing that i rechecked again using windows 8.1 upgrade tool assistant, there it is very CLEAR THAT if i upgrade, IT SAYS THERE THAT I HAVE TO REINSTALL ALL THE COMPATIBLE APPLICATIONS presently with my win7. and that i do not intend to do right now.. better stick with win7 coz i have games on-going and afraid of losing save data games..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64
    CPU
    intel i3 2ndgen 3.1ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI MS7788
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT430

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