Upgrading on Dual boot system

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by Mychael, Oct 28, 2012.

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    Mychael

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    Hey Guys,
    I see now there is the Win8 upgrade disk for sale.
    My system dual boots XP & Win7.
    As I really don't use XP anymore does anyone know if I could buy this upgrade disk and use it to upgrade my XP partition to Win8 without fragging my Win7 partition?
     
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    Did you want to perform an upgrade of XP, or just install Windows 8 in the partition where XP currently resides? I'd always recommend doing a clean install where possible - but it should be fine to keep the dual boot with a bit of configuring.

    If you did go down the upgrade route, XP > Windows 8 will only retain "personal files" (documents, etc...), but no settings or configuration data.
     
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    An upgrade of XP. It's way cheaper to buy the upgrade disk as opposed to a full install version.
    Be sorry to loose XP, bit like saying goodbye to an old faithfull friend but I never use XP anymore just Win7.
    Want I don't want to do is loose my Win7. not fussed about loosing everything off XP.
     
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    You should be able to upgrade XP and keep your dual-boot setup working just fine.
     
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    So the procedure would be to boot up into XP, then insert the upgrade disk and go from there?
     
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    No, insert the upgrade disc, reboot, then boot from the upgrade disc.
     
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