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Upgrade to Windows 8 Question


Jock1e
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Thinking of upgrading to W/8 when it comes out soon.

Just the one question regarding back to factory settings.I had the restore to factory settings on my computer when I bought it will this still be on my computer if I upgrade to W8 and if so will it send me back to W/7 if I have to use it at any time.

I would imagine it would stay where it was and put me back to W/7 if I used it.just thought that I should ask just to make sure.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Press F8 as it boots and it should give you access to a tools "menu" this then allows a full restore usually from DVDs you made or an image in a hidden partition on the hard drive. to return you to W7.

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woody

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It will be easy if you kept a copy DVD when you first had your PC.BUT if the copy is on the same HDD as you put win8 you could end up with no win7 or drivers on your PC .

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Jock1e

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It has a partitioned and shows as recovery D 29Gb.

So assuming that will stay and only the new W/8 upgrade would show on C drive instead of W/7.

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Jock1e

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Should have said thinking of the download upgrade which will only cost about £25.00.

Not sure if that installs over the top of W/7 or not.

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Forum Editor

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Provided the Windows 8 installer sticks to the 'C' partition all will be well - the restore partition will still be there, and all the Windows 7 restore files will be intact.

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Jock1e

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Forum Editor

Ok Just the information that I was looking for.Thanks.

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KRONOS the First

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I am assuming that you have tried Windows 8 before?

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canarieslover

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Don't forget that if you do go restore to Win7 it will be as when you purchased machine. If you are happy with your current set-up and want to upgrade with the option of going back if you don't like Win8 then perhaps the best thing would be to invest in a copy of Acronis and an external hard drive to create a back-up that would enable you to restore with all your current programs and settings.

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Jock1e

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Chronus

No never tried it.I know you did at one time but never heard how you got on.

canarieslover

Was just thinking of using the factory restore as back up in case of problems.

Not got a lot on this computer so not worried about any other back ups.

No use paying out £25 or whatever it is for W/8 and also have to pay £30-£40 for Acronis.

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woody

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If you have not tried win8 and by the look of your repies you have not read much about it - why not try the free win8?

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