Windows Upgrade from XP to Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am looking for the best way to upgrade workstations from Windows XP to Windows 8.  Unfortunately I had the unpleasant experience of upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 which required a new installation.

    Reaching out to determine if I will experience the experience.  What is the best practice for the upgrade with out losing data, files and programs.  Is there a in place upgrade option?

    Thanks for you support.


    Lavonda Smith

    • Moved by Sheng Jiang 蒋晟 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:30 PM not programming related, use answers.microsoft.com instead
    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:41 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:52 PM


  • They'll help you over here.

    Windows 8.1 Install / Upgrade forum on Microsoft Answers




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:46 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:01 PM
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:41 AM