Windows 8 upgrade from 7

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Windows 8 upgrade from 7

Postby ma102ma » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 am

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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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:32 pm

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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Postby Mr T » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:59 pm

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... :D
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Postby Davidson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:46 am

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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Postby dc3 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:45 am

Did Davidson just spam this topic? :o
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:04 am

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