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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Windows 8 upgrade from 7 Reply with quote

I'm thinking of doing an 'in-place' install i.e. installing it over Windows 7. Is this advised? Or format and install? I have a lot of crap on my system I don't want to move right now.

Do those upgrading from 7 to 8 stand to lose anything significant, i.e. performance, features, freedom (in terms of more enforced DRM)?

Not gonna be using the UI from Idiocracy, so I'm not worried about the performance hit from that too much, not that I have weak hardware anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually the first things to suffer are performance and hard drive space - I would advise a fresh install if you could do it.
Other things that might happen are programs may not work correctly, like adobe or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fresh install is the best way, but running an upgarde from 7 to 8 went pretty smooth. It does eat hard drive space, even on the clean install, but boot times are fast and once you get use to the tiles, it is pretty slick... big grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway I would advise to make a copy of all things that you wouldn't like to loose. Just in case everything goes wrong.
And I would also wait for the release of service pack. The OS would work more stable then.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Davidson just spam this topic? eek
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly. Removed the link because it seems to be junk.
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