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    Thread: How Can I install Windows 8 without losing all my files?

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      How Can I install Windows 8 without losing all my files?

      Hello everyone,I am currently downloading windows 8 Beta Devs Preview,I want to know If I can keep all my files games etc after installation on XP?I do have a HD though I could copy all that into it,sorry if i make a mistake will typing,I am in a hurry and would appreciate a quick reply.Is Windows 8 any good,I loved Xp,hated vista,and Win 7 was better than I expected.Can I switch back?

      THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP

      ---------- Post added at 04:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:51 PM ----------

      Quote Originally Posted by TheAwesome1 View Post
      Hello everyone,I am currently downloading windows 8 Beta Devs Preview,I want to know If I can keep all my files games etc after installation on XP?I do have a HD though I could copy all that into it,sorry if i make a mistake will typing,I am in a hurry and would appreciate a quick reply.Is Windows 8 any good,I loved Xp,hated vista,and Win 7 was better than I expected.Can I switch back?

      THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP
      P.S:Are there any problems with this Win 8,because I really love my XP ATM!And don't wanna regret anything!~

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      First of all, wrong section. This thread should be in Software Section.

      As for Win8 ... its a PreBeta Release. Its not meant for ordinary users like you and me. Better to stay away from it because i KNOW you wont be able to cope with the problems it'll create for you.

      If your PC specs are good enough, install the Windows 7 Ultimate.

      As for Your Data ... well you can Install Windows on your C: drive without losing any data on other drives, because only C: drive will have to formatted during another OS installation. Other drive partitions remain intact as long as you dont play around with 'em.

      If you like to keep your Windows XP (i will advise against it though, because its time to move on) ... Another option would be to create a DUAL BOOT with XP and Win7. (Forget Win8, wait for a final release) ... which will require you to install the Win7 on a DIFFERENT partition of your drive. And that partition should be clear of your other data.

      NOTE: Make sure you backup your SaveGames before installing another windows because you'd be likely to format your C: drive and Save Games are always in C: drive.

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      ---------- Post added at 05:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:09 PM ----------

      Quote Originally Posted by abobobilly View Post
      First of all, wrong section. This thread should be in Software Section.

      As for Win8 ... its a PreBeta Release. Its not meant for ordinary users like you and me. Better to stay away from it because i KNOW you wont be able to cope with the problems it'll create for you.

      If your PC specs are good enough, install the Windows 7 Ultimate.

      As for Your Data ... well you can Install Windows on your C: drive without losing any data on other drives, because only C: drive will have to formatted during another OS installation. Other drive partitions remain intact as long as you dont play around with 'em.

      If you like to keep your Windows XP (i will advise against it though, because its time to move on) ... Another option would be to create a DUAL BOOT with XP and Win7. (Forget Win8, wait for a final release) ... which will require you to install the Win7 on a DIFFERENT partition of your drive. And that partition should be clear of your other data.

      NOTE: Make sure you backup your SaveGames before installing another windows because you'd be likely to format your C: drive and Save Games are always in C: drive.
      Thanks ALOT and sorry for posting in the wrong section won't ever happen AGAIN!

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      Ya buddy you can use the dual boot setup and win 8 release for developer reviews the reason is that developers can understand the errors and they can able to report the correct error to the Microsoft..

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      no u can't install

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      Microsoft ki website per hai tutorial how to install windows 8 on virtual machine ... wo try kera ?


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      Quote Originally Posted by BaqarNaqvi View Post
      Microsoft ki website per hai tutorial how to install windows 8 on virtual machine ... wo try kera ?
      Do you REALLY know what Virtual Machine exactly is/are (known as VM) ?
      Haan, main Baghi hoon!

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      Since the OP has its query solved, i suggest you guy should stop now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Styles View Post
      Do you REALLY know what Virtual Machine exactly is/are (known as VM) ?
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