What are risks to installing windows 8 release preview?

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What are major risks to install windows 8 release preview on my existing windows 7 starter? Dose my driver software crash? How I recover drivers if it crashed?

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What are risks to installing windows 8 release preview?

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The major risks of installing Windows 8 Release Preview would be that software might not install or work correctly, including your antivirus or security programs; your hardware (like printers, video cards) might not work; it might be difficult to access home networks; or some of your files might be corrupted.

If some of your drivers crash, you can try reinstall it; if the system will not boot, try booting in the safe mode, and if that doesn’t help, the best solution is to get back to your previous OS. In that case, you should do clean install.

Since Windows 8 Release Preview is only test release, it is not advised to install it on your home computer, because you could lose your files, and if you decide to do so, backup your files first.

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What are risks to installing windows 8 release preview?

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There is no risk installing or upgrading your Windows 7 to Windows 8 as long as you know all your applications are working on Windows 8 or compatible with Windows 8. But upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 doesn’t stop there because after the installation, all your applications are dead or not working on the new platform. This is because they are not yet activated.

Each application needs to be activated to make them working on the new operating system. To activate them, you need to reinstall every one of the programs. This is a major work if you have plenty of software installed on your computer. Also, installing just the operating system is not the only thing that needs to be considered. You also need to check your hardware if it can run Windows 8.

To run Windows 8, your processor should be at least 1 GHz or faster and it should support SSE2, PAE, and NX. The minimum RAM for 32-bit is 1 GB and 2 GB for 64-bit. It requires 16 GB free hard drive space for 32-bit and 20 GB for 64-bit. For display, you should have a Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics adapter with WDDM driver support.

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