Process of upgrading to Windows 8 detailed
Leaving aside the controversy over Windows 8, from VR-Zone we detail the process of upgrading from older versions of Windows to the new Windows 8:
Windows XP SP3 to Windows 8
You can only upgrade to Windows 8 32-bit, during the upgrade process will be retained user documents.
Windows Vista to Windows 8
During the update process will keep your system settings and user files. If windows vista is not updated with Service Pack 1 (SP1) only keep user files.
Windows 7 Starter / Home Basic / Home Premium to Windows 8
Will remain the operating system settings, files and user applications.
Windows 7 (any edition) to Windows 8 Pro
They maintain all the existing options, files and applications.
Windows 7 Professional / Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise
The upgrade process will retain the system settings, files and applications installed by the user.
It will not be possible to migrate to Windows 8 from other operating systems other than those listed, nor will it be possible to update a 32-bit operating system to 64 bits and vice versa, in any of the above cases will require a team format.
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