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Can I upgrade win XP to Win 8 without clean install


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#1 ram090

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:23 AM

I am talking about Win 8 NOT Win 8.1, I know you can't with Win 8.1.

 

So can I upgrade to Win 8 from Win XP WITHOUT a clean install, if not how about Win 7?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:29 AM

While this might not exactly answer your question, if you're asking that question because of concern(s) about data/files/etc., this info should provide some insight:

 

 

 

 

 

In case you didn't know already, Microsoft will be dropping support for Windows XP (SP3) and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. From this date onwards, Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
 
As such, use of Windows XP after this date (on non-isolated systems) is strongly discouraged. Indeed, to encourage PC owners to upgrade from Windows XP Microsoft will be presenting an official notification on the desktop of those Windows XP customers who are using the Home or Professional editions and who have elected to receive updates via Windows Update.

The notification will look like this:
 
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Note: this is a genuine notification and not a symptom of malware (which often uses similar looking prompts to entice a user to download further malicious software. (source)
 
Microsoft have also partnered with Laplink to provide Windows XP users with a free data migration tool called PCmover Express. This tool for Windows XP will copy over your files and settings from your Windows XP PC to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. It will be available for download from windowsxp.com soon.

 

 

More about the transfer tool....

New Windows XP data transfer tool and end of support notifications

To help customers on Windows XP prepare to move to a new PC, we are announcing a free transfer tool that will be available beginning this month. We have partnered with Laplink to provide Windows XP users with a free data migration tool called PCmover Express for Windows XP which copies your files and settings from your Windows XP PC to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from your old PC to your new device, transferring across your home or work network, and even enables Windows XP users to customize exactly what they want to bring over to their new device.


AmIRunningXP.com

...a website designed to automatically tell if a PC is running on Windows XP or a newer version of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. If it detects Windows XP, the website provides guidance on how to upgrade ahead of the April 8th end of support deadline.

 

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526354/windows-xp-users-to-be-prompted-to-upgrade/

 






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