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Upgrade to Win 8 Pro 64 from Win 7 Home Premium 64

Daveo77

New Member
Hi Everyone.

I wish to upgrade my pc from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Professional 64.

I have purchased and received the Windows 8 Professional (Upgrade Edition) 32/64 DVDs.

I have a few questions tho.

Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?

How long (on average) am I looking for the upgrade to fully complete from start to finish ?

And finally, does everything transfer successfully (as I'll be using the 'Keep all apps, settings, and files' option) ?

Many thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Essentio CM1730
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS (Chipset: AMD 760G)
    Memory
    6Gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GT630 PCIe 2Gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22 inch LED HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    1Tb (2x 500Gb Partitions)
    PSU
    OCZ CoreXtreme 500w
    Case
    ASUS
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Novatech G2 USB
    Internet Speed
    60M
    Browser
    Firefox 20.0.1
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security 2013

Ztruker

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It's my understanding that Windows 8, like Windows 7, has all version content on every install DVD (or download iso for that matter) and you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to go from Home to Pro to ... and I'm sure I remember reading you could use the key from a purchased Win 8 Pro DVD to do this. You would lose nothing doing it that way as all it really does is unlock the upgrade features.

Unfortunately I can't find the steps you need to do this with any of the Google searches I've made. Hopefully someone remembers what I'm talking about.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050@59Hz
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

SIW2

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I suggest you make an imge first.

It might go wrong, or you might realise you prefer 7.

Better to be safe and have that image backup.

You can use the free version of macrium for example:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download


How long it takes will depend on your system - how much you already have on your drive, etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Daveo77

New Member
I have already done a complete full backup of my system (all partitions on 1Tb drive).

Just two questions remain to be asked, which were...

Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?

If it helps, I will be doing an in-line upgrade, using the Windows 8 64-bit DVD (Upgrade Edition). I'm not doing an Anytime upgrade, as that doesn't work on OS upgrades from 7 to 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Essentio CM1730
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS (Chipset: AMD 760G)
    Memory
    6Gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GT630 PCIe 2Gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22 inch LED HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    1Tb (2x 500Gb Partitions)
    PSU
    OCZ CoreXtreme 500w
    Case
    ASUS
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Novatech G2 USB
    Internet Speed
    60M
    Browser
    Firefox 20.0.1
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security 2013

znod

New Member
Power User
Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?
I would not do an upgrade installation. Often they do not fare well. I would use: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade and Clean Install - Windows 8.


Question answers: No and no. Why not run the Win 8 Upgrade Assistant; it provide useful info: Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

theog

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Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?

I would uninstall & reinstall, when you have upgraded to Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

sygnus21

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Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?

I would uninstall & reinstall, when you have upgraded to Windows 8.

Or at the very least, disable, though reinstalling it wouldn't hurt.

BTW NIS 2013 is compatible with Windows 8 so you'll have no issues there.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built by me
    CPU
    Haswell i7-4770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 (BIOS F9)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 gig (1866MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9-280 Vapor X
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster ZXR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242W - 24 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 512gig 850 Pro SSD (OS), Samsung 256gig 840 Pro SSD (photo editing), Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 1000 G2
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i Closed Loop Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
    Internet Speed
    High Speed
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    RAM Speed: 1866MHZ @ 9-10-10-27-2T, 1.5v

Daveo77

New Member
Hi.

I have successfully managed to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro via the in-place upgrade route and 'Keep all apps, settings, and files' option. Upgrade took 1 hour :)

I did disable NIS & Diskeeper. I also deauthorised iTunes. I then enabled NIS & Diskeeper, and re-authorised iTunes.

Only had two minor issues, printer got uninstalled (probably due to me disconnecting the PC from my network and Windows couldn't find printer) and microphone settings got reset to zero volume and zero boost (weird :S). Managed to fix both issues tho, and am now enjoying Windows 8 and the very fast bootup (in Windows within 10 seconds from power on :)).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Essentio CM1730
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS (Chipset: AMD 760G)
    Memory
    6Gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GT630 PCIe 2Gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22 inch LED HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    1Tb (2x 500Gb Partitions)
    PSU
    OCZ CoreXtreme 500w
    Case
    ASUS
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Novatech G2 USB
    Internet Speed
    60M
    Browser
    Firefox 20.0.1
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security 2013

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