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anyone upG XP to new WIn 8 using download method?

by michaelny7 / August 4, 2012 3:38 AM PDT

I have an 9 yr old win 32 bit XP media ctr pc with lots of corrupt files Id like to completely wipe the HD clean and install win 8 using the download option I've read about. Am I correct in assuming that it would be like a fresh system (w/o any of my xp programs and files)?

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That would be correct.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 4:12 AM PDT

Although it's quite well possible that your My Documents will be saved and so will be any data in top-level folders you created yourself. That might depend on your choices when answering the usual questions in a Windows setup also. But I wouldn't reckon on it and be sure that you have multiple copies of what you don't want to lose.

Are you sure your old PC is recent and powerful enough to run Windows 8, and that all hardware is compatible?
Did you run the upgrade advisor for Windows 7 from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor ?

See http://www.techmynd.com/windows-8-upgrade-advisor-download/ for the Windows 8 version. You can run that as a separate program.

Kees

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by michaelny7 / August 4, 2012 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: That would be correct.

well i Ran win 7 advisor and I saw no major issues other than an outdated adobe photo album and other programs I have better options on my win 7 laptop. I just figured to skip over to win 8 when its a Final R C since I also read the process was much smoother and faster Im in no hurry and I probably will continue to see how the new win 8 is reviewed by others who will have upgraded in the same way I may try

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