7 replies on How to Upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista or Earlier

  1. Johan says:


    I started an upgrade from Win7 to Win8 but this option was not available:

    •Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps – this is available only when upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

    I guess it is only available when upgrading to Win8 Pro?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      I have not tested all the possible upgrade combinations. On my computers I just made an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

      From what Windows 7 edition are you upgrading? To what Windows 8 edition did you upgrade?

  2. Johan says:

    I am currently on Win7 Pro and was on my way to upgrade to Win8.

  3. Johan says:

    The basic/standard edition of Windows 8.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      That option is not shown because you can upgrade only Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Starter to the basic edition of Windows 8.

      From Windows 7 Professional you can upgrade only to Windows 8 Pro.

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