upgate from wn 8 to 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pasta88, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    If someone updates from win 8 to 8,1 will they lose there data?



    thx
     
  2. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    No Data Loss if you UPGRADE from win 8 to 8.1
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    btw you can edit the title of your thread within a small period of time if you like to :D

    In terms of loosing data it is not supposed to if you go the beaten path ....
     
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  4. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    I do not like doing UPGRADE.

    I won many bugs . I like clean install. :smokecowboy:
     
  5. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Upgrade should not be a problem, mine went okay. But I suspect it was because my data was backed on two external drives. I'm sure if I did not have any backup and had to rely on a 100% flawless upgrade, something would have gone wrong.

    (Shorter answer - You do have a backup, right?)
     
  6. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    No BS man
    Mine was good but took a long azz time
    better have another working piece
     
  7. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    I've never used an upgrade on mine or anyone elses rig, but in testing and VM, etc i have done it many times and am actually surprised how well it works nowadays if you abide by their guidelines and aren't using a hacked to the brim AIO wim and setup files. Even with the latter it goes quite well.
     
  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Upgrade using "Keep Programs and Settings" should work as long as you remove any programs or specialized drivers.
    Got a VM program that has some hardware handling stuff installed? Remove it before upgrade
    Got a Nvidia driver with a bunch of control software installed? Remove it
    Got a Virtual Network driver installed? Remove it

    See the trend? Anything related to hardware, remove it first before upgrade.
    If you do that, you should be fine.
     
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  9. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    Got a buddy who lost his bios password on Win 8 to 8.1 upgrade
    on an Acer notebook. Not out of the woods on that one yet.

    ...T