Windows 8.1 installation question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Firearm2112, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Firearm2112

    Firearm2112 MDL Novice

    Jul 9, 2014
    4
    0
    0
    If I boot onto the Windows 8.1 installation disk, And select UPDATE will I have the option to select which drive/parition to update?

    Thanks!
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,796
    6,746
    270
    I've never done an upgrade install, prefer clean install. But I assume no, since it will upgrade your current installation.
     
  3. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

    Nov 7, 2008
    1,722
    453
    60
    I have to agree with this. A clean install is the best install, IMO
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    116
    24
    10
    Last week I did an upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1u1 on a friends computer and it worked great, not a single program or utility had to be reinstalled.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    14,313
    18,127
    340
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Firearm2112

    Firearm2112 MDL Novice

    Jul 9, 2014
    4
    0
    0
    Is there a way to then make a backup of windows 7 stuff and restore it on 8?
     
  7. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

    Nov 7, 2008
    1,722
    453
    60
    NO - and please refer to the link in "77's" thread.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...