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Solved Install Consumer Preview – Clean Install or Upgrade?


beachboy

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During a virtual install, there is a question to install upgrade which says will move everything to the (new) windows folder or to install clean.
If I answer upgrade, will all my windows ‘stuff’ be MOVED from my Windows 7 Pro? When I close the virtual machine will there be nothing left for my Windows 7? I’d like to have access to my Windows 7 drives, camera, etc.
Or do I need to do a clean install?
thanx
 

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Brink

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Hello Beachboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you are installing W8 (guest) in a VM running in W7 (host), then it will not affect your W7 installation at all since it's only a VM running in W7.

Depending on what VM program you are using, you might take a look at the tutorials below to see if they may help. Once setup using either tutorial below, you would go into the VM's settings to set what you would like to share/use from your W7.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2241-virtualbox-install-windows-8-consumer-preview.html

or

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2899-vmware-player-install-windows-8-consumer-preview.html

Please, let us know if you have any further questions.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
 

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beachboy

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Thanx, Shawn
I just needed that confirmation and I'll look at both tutorials and go from there. I do use virtual XP and have access to my drives and such but I understand that this is a beta
- I appreciate your help and I'm sure the tutorials will answer all my questions, Bill
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    internal

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You're most welcome Bill. Please feel free to ask any other questions that you come across about this if you like. :)
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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