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If I update to Windows 8.1, will I lose everything on my laptop?

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3 years ago#1
Things like games, files/documents, etc.

I do have a USB drive, so I can back up some of the more important files/documents, however I would like to be sure about what would happen if I were to update to Windows 8.1

Would it basically wipe my current OS and start off with the basic necessities for 8.1?

I'm not a super knowledgeable person when it comes to these sort of things, so that's why I'm asking here.

Thanks for any help!
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3 years ago#2
No, it's just a service pack with a different name.

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He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence
3 years ago#3
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial
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3 years ago#4
Kokuei05 posted...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial


Thanks! That's the kind of information that I was looking for.
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