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I want to upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Pro keeping all my softwares and files intact. Can I upgrade? I am not sure whether Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro keeping their softwares/apps and files intact.


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You have the option of keeping programs, system settings and files when upgrading from 7 to 8. See the table Transferring settings, apps, and files at MS' site below for the official line.

Vista machines can keep system settings and files, XP machines just files, and 7 machines system settings, applications and files, so you shouldn't have a problem.

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Thanks! I assume when i upgrade by browser settings - bookmarks, history, downloads history, sessions etc would also be saved – Romil N Mar 12 '13 at 13:39

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