Upgrade from XP Pro 64 to Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there an upgrade path from Windows XP Pro 64 bit to Window 8?  The Upgrade Assistant seems to be not compatible with XP Pro 64.
    Friday, October 26, 2012 10:52 PM

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  • Based on information posted several places on the internet, there is no direct upgrade from XP x64 to Win 8.

    Upgrading from: What you can keep:
    Windows 8 Preview Personal files
    Windows 8 Developer Preview Nothing, but your old files will be saved in the "windows.old" folder
    Windows 7 Software programs; Windows settings; personal files
    Windows Vista Windows settings; personal files
    Windows XP Personal files

    You must do a clean install of Wndows 8.

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    • Edited by Rick Dee Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:44 AM
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 11:41 AM