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Windows 8 upgrade paths 'leaked', XP, Vista and 7 supported

By Matthew · 7 replies
Jun 28, 2012
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  1. Although Microsoft announced last month that Windows 7 users will be able to perform an upgrade installation of Windows 8, the company hasn't offered a detailed upgrade path for all Windows 7 editions, nor older versions. However, sources privy to…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I need to know exactly what changes they've made to mouse/keyboard navigation first. According to some rumors and leaked images of some of the latest builds, they've supposedly done some apparent changes on M/K navigation, mostly thanks to the (negative) feedback they've been getting around the web. If they did, good thing you can keep system settings, as I'll upgrade through my Windows 7 Ultimate.
  3. MS can have my Win 7 when they pull it from my dead cold hands. Win 8 is a farce for desktop use. Great for tablets or mobile phones but next to useless for desktop users. Why they decided to force this on PC users is beyond me. They just created the next Win XP in Win 7 with this new OS.
  4. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    The only upgrading I plan on doing is upgrading my OEM copies of Windows 7 to full retail copies of Windows 7 so that I can keep using the same OS until either Microsoft comes to their senses or I migrate to Linux.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,618   +2,353

    In this particular case I <I>do</I> want to be a Mr. Bungle!
  6. You people are ****ing *****s. Making fun of Windows 8... Windows 8 Pre-release was amazing and the leaked version is EPIC. Its perfect for desktop use and much easier to find files. Practice something for me... Think before you type.
  7. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 765   +49

    Now, now, we don't need all this excitement here! Just because people decide to trash talk something like Windows 8, it really doesn't give us the right to trash talk the people.

    My only question here is how would you know that the leaked copy of Windows 8 is epic? In all honesty, for you'll only ever really know the truth to the question, but how do you know it's epic, or great, or awesome, how? If you have indeed downloaded the leaked copy from any the various torrent sites, than you might just be the first person here on TechSpot to do, and if you've paid attention to previous topics in regards to this matter, than you would know that TechSpot frowns upon such activity! I suspect that you have downloaded and proceeded to use the leaked copy, and in my opinion, that copy was intended to generate a revenue for Microsoft, hence....make them money, therefore with your use of the leaked "unpaid for copy" you are indeed one of the first take some food off the plate of some Microsoft employee! I don't care if the launch date is sometime in October, your using a copy that was intended to be released at such time!

    Maybe you should be the one who thinks before they type!
  8. DMMc_

    DMMc_ TS Rookie

    Above article is wrong on at least one upgrade path. WIn7 Enterprise to WIn8 Enterprise is NOT being allowed. DLd the iso from Technet and attempted inplace upgrade to the following notice...

    " Windows 7 Enterprise N cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 8 Enterprise N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 8 Enterprise N, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?. "

    This will keep our company, 300+ systems, from upgrading to 8 till it is allowed.

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