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    Default Can I upgrade from previous version of Windows to Windows 8 Customer Preview?

    Many people are asking everywhere about is it possible to upgrade from previous version of Windows to Windows 8 Customer Preview, so I think it is necessary to make a special announcement here.

    Yes, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Windows Developer Preview, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, programs, and settings. The following table shows what you can keep during an upgrade depending on the current version of Windows running on your PC:

    Windows XP User accounts and files
    Current operating system What you can keep
    Windows Developer Preview User accounts and files
    Windows 7
    • Programs
    • Windows settings
    • User accounts and files
    Windows Vista
    • Windows settings
    • User accounts and files

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    Default Re: Can I upgrade from previous version of Windows to Windows 8 Customer Preview?

    I would not recommend upgrading from any OS to Win 8 CP for a couple of reasons:

    1) This is a beta that will inactivate once the RTM is released sometime in October. Why would you possibly want to replace a valid main OS with a beta limited time OS?

    2) In my experience many intermittent problems crop up with Upgrade installs rather than using Custom (Clean) installs. I have read of many more problems reported with the Upgrade installs. YMMV.



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