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Install Consumer Preview – Clean Install or Upgrade?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Install Consumer Preview – Clean Install or Upgrade?


    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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    Posts : 22,496
    64-bit Windows 10


    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.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

    or

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

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

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    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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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,496
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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