Can i upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 8

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I am currently running windows vista, can i upgrade to windows 8 and still keep all my files, programs and settings?.

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Can i upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 8

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The answer to your question is yes. Just like Windows 7-Windows 8 or Windows XP-Windows 8, you can upgrade vista to Windows 8.

Now coming to the files, most likely there is a chance of getting some bugs  when u do the upgrading process. So i recommend you to back up your  files to some external storage, format the HDD and try win-8, or you can partition the HDD with Win-8.

When upgrading from Vista to 8 you can keep

1. Windows settings and.

2. User account and files.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #83637

Can i upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 8

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You can upgrade Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8.

The things Windows 8 will keep after upgrading,

Current OS

Windows 8

Windows 7

Will keep programs, Windows settings, user accounts and files

Windows Vista

You keep Windows settings, user accounts and files

Windows XP

You only keep user accounts and files

 

System Requirements to Upgrade

Processor : 1 GHZ or higher

Ram : 1 GB for 32 Bit and 2GB for 64 Bit

Hard Disk Space : 16 GB for 32 Bit and 20 GB for 64 Bit

Graphic Unit : Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

Monitor : Touch screen monitor to use touch facility.

Answered By 0 points N/A #83638

Can i upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 8

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Yes, you can do it. If you currently have windows Vista, you will able to keep all your files , Programs and windows settings. .

Now, first of all you will need_ 

* Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

* RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

* Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

* Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher

 I think this feature is available in your PC. However, for upgrading you will need to follow the steps given below-

1. Take a bootable USB or DVD of the Windows 8 Release preview ISO.

2. Run the setup.exe file.

3. Select Go online to install updates now, and click on Next.

4. Check the I agree to the license agreement box, and click on Accept. 

5. Select what you would like to keep in Windows 8 Release Preview from your Windows Vista and click on Next. 

 6. Click on the Install button. (The computer will restart a few times during this, don't worry)

7. When finished, select to Use express settings or Customize.

8. Now your computer is ready to start Windows 8.

 

(Optional)

**You will notice that you will have a C:$Windows.~BT and a C:Windows.old folder that contains copies of files from the previous Windows installation.

Answered By 0 points N/A #83639

Can i upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 8

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Yes, you can upgrade to Windows 8 if you use the clean install only, starting your installation from within Windows is the only way to keep your files.

Though the  Release Preview of Windows 8 meant for Consumer Preview, you can upgrade  your Windows Vista to windows 8, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, programs, and settings. In windows vista you would be able to keep windows settings, user accounts and files.

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