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Will Windows 8 read files from a Windows 7 HD after a clean install?


Milliion2

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My computer had Windows 7 on it, but the boot drive became unseated during a move and now it won't boot. I don't know where my install disc is, so now seems as good a time as any to put Windows 8 on it. My question is: If I do a Windows 8 clean install on a HD, will it recognise the files on a different HD that I put on there with with Windows 7, or do I have to put 7 back on and upgrade? Thanks in advance.
 

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    Window 7

theog

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Reseat the HD Drive & cables first, so that Windows 7 is booting.
Find your reinstall disc's, just in case.

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    Desktops x 5

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theog

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will it recognise the files on a different HD that I put on there with with Windows 7,
Yes, & OS's lower.
 

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