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Upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8.1 Pro

#1AJnolPosted 3/14/2014 2:53:56 PM
So I just built my new computer and installed the 30-day test version of Windows 7 Home Premium on my SSD (I have an SSD + HDD). I'm still waiting for my university to send me the key for Windows 8.1 Pro. When I eventually get it can I upgrade to 8.1 and keep the programs I have installed on the SSD? Is it also safe to assume that the programs installed on the HDD will also work and won't be erased?
#2Benjamin_ButtonPosted 3/14/2014 2:57:07 PM(edited)
FYI windows 7 to windows 8 is a downgrade.
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#3SonyHoundDawgPosted 3/14/2014 4:06:13 PM
don't listen this troll.

Windows 8 is better in every way.

Yeah you might have to spend a bit of effort learning a few new ways to do a few things, but get over it.
#4AJnol(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 4:54:51 AM
I'm getting every version of Windows for free anyways so if I don't like it I can always go back so that's not an issue. Could someone answer my question?
#5daveyman23Posted 3/15/2014 5:16:08 AM
there will be a prompt if you want to keep all files, some files, or none at all. Choose all
#6AJnol(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2014 6:47:43 AM
daveyman23 posted...
there will be a prompt if you want to keep all files, some files, or none at all. Choose all

Thanks a lot, I hope it works because I really don't feel like re-installing all the programs I have on there.
#7tuffguy34Posted 3/15/2014 12:01:35 PM
I have never had good luck with in place upgrades. That being said w8 is much faster than w7. Any issues you experience are a result of vendors not keeping up with the curve.
to be honest know i dont im on the eastcoast i personally have no reason to know the other time zones .... i dont travel or nothing -AnybodyN9NE
#8zackisrael1Posted 3/15/2014 2:07:12 PM
Don't do it!!!!
#9rupok93Posted 3/15/2014 2:10:19 PM(edited)
windows 8.1 is way better than windows 7 in every way. The start menu is the only difference but it much improved in 8.1 than 8 and you get used to it very quickly. Boot times are way faster and game minimum fps is much higher which makes a big difference. You can't go back to win 7 after how fast 8.1 is. Everyone saying otherwise never tried it.