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    Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    Hey Guys & Gals,

    I currently have Windows 8.1 64bit oem on my system.
    I just recently purchased upgrade package that will update system to 8.1 Pro 64bit.

    My 1st question is, when I install the upgrade package will all my programs/software, still be in system and usable or will I have to reinstall everything?

    Next, will all my documents, emails and all other items still be on system and usable?

    Last question depending on your answer(s) to other questions. Do i have to deactivate software that requires activation's such as Adobe software?


    Thanks in advance
    GrenPa


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    Re: Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    Hi GrenPa.

    Imo there shouldn't be problems, but it's usually safe to save backups of your important files, make a system restore point and a system image (obviously, backups and image should be on another drive, not connected to your machine).
    The system should be updated (every windows updates installed).
    The process should take less than 15 minutes (someone says from 5 to 10 minutes).

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    Re: Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    Quote Originally Posted by xilolee View Post
    Hi GrenPa.

    Imo there shouldn't be problems, but it's usually safe to save backups of your important files, make a system restore point and a system image (obviously, backups and image should be on another drive, not connected to your machine).
    The system should be updated (every windows updates installed).
    The process should take less than 15 minutes (someone says from 5 to 10 minutes).
    Hello Xilolee,

    Thanks for letting me know I really appreciate it.

    I will start backing up what I can, thou I have many HDD's and SSd's.

    anyways thanks again for the info and help.
    Have a great weekend.
    GrenPa

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    Re: Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    Just remove them phisically and leave only the main disk: you'll backup only files in it (and you'll make a system image).
    jcgriff2 says thanks for this.

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    Re: Windows 8.1 upgrade question

    And you'll avoid the mistake of having boot files on one HDD and OS on the SSD like I did. Well, let's just say it wasn't a pleasant experience.

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