upgrade to windows 8 from windows 7 ultimate without loosing data

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vukasinko, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. vukasinko

    vukasinko MDL Novice

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    hello

    i am trying to upgrade my legit windows 7 ultimate to windows 8 without loosing personal files and settings, using bootable windows 8 iso from USB, but at the end of process it gives me error and rolling back all the procees. can someone explain to me how to upgrade from win 7 ultimate to win 8 or 8.1 without loosing data from usb.
    thanks
     
  2. Jazz

    Jazz MDL Senior Member

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    From bootable USB...
    Only Drive C Affected, If you Choose Custom installation
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    you must backup personal files, etc before it :D
     
  3. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    What's the error (message)? ...to what version are you trying to upgrade (8 - 8.1 - 8.1 w Update) ?
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Boot into your windows 7. Insert win8.0 dvd or iso. Run setup.exe
    If you want to upgrade to 8.1, you need to go through 8.0 first or you will not successfully keep your programs and settings.

    Make sure to allow the setup program to have access to internet and let it download updates.
    This is important. If you don't allow it to download updates, there's a high probability that you will corrupt your installation.
     
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  5. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    Thanks for the reminder Murph.. Personally I never upgraded from 7 to 8, always do/did clean installs. Good thing I kept my 8.0 iso's. :)