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Solved Upgrading with DVD of Window 8.1


parashar

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Hey i have purchased window 8.1 pro DVD from a retail store please note it is complete windows DVD not an upgrade pack i want to upgrade my window 7 ultimate to win 8.1 pro with this Complete DVD and retail key provided with it could anyone guide me with steps in upgrading with this DVD please note i don't want to lose any of my data and installed apps which are compatible.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio 1457
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-720qm
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB AMD RADEON
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1366 X 768
    Hard Drives
    500 GB 7200rpm
    Mouse
    Dell wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    21.6 mbps

theog

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BACK UP!!!!! BACK UP !!!! BACK UP!!!

Welcome to EightForums.
I would run
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/11885-windows-8-upgrade-assistant-download-run.html
first.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2234-upgrade-install-windows-8-windows-8-1-a.html


Upgrading Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help

Microsoft said:
Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:
XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

Always better to do a clean install.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13375-clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.html


Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Help Forums
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9044-backup-restore-files-folders-windows-8-a.html
 

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

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