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Windows 8.1 (again)

Roberto0151
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Posts: 241
Registered: 18-05-2010

Windows 8.1 (again)

Advice needed please for an elderly novice.
If/when I download the upcoming Win 8.1, can someone tell me whether it would enable a straightforward transfer of all currently loaded programs etc. in
win/8, or shall I have the same problems as recently, when win 8 on my fairly new laptop blew up completely and I had to do a complete reset to ex-factory
condition. 
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g3uiss
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Posts: 102
Registered: 13-07-2013

Re: Windows 8.1 (again)

Hi
Its an in place upgrade. You will not lose any data or settings
Tony
Roberto0151
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Posts: 241
Registered: 18-05-2010

Re: Windows 8.1 (again)

Thanks very much, that's an enormous relief  Smiley
Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Windows 8.1 (again)

You could probably fly to Redmond faster than compete the upgrade but it's should be fairly straight forward and all remains intact.
podman
shalom2010
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Posts: 972
Registered: 28-12-2012

Re: Windows 8.1 (again)

*Solved* - it was the Steel Series mouse/keyboard software that was the issue, once uninstalled Windows 8.1 update worked!
Roberto0151
Grafter
Posts: 241
Registered: 18-05-2010

Re: Windows 8.1 (again)

With my fantastic connection my update took about six hours to download !
The only potential problem which was not immediately obvious was that it had uninstalled the AV I was using (Avast) and had not activated Win Defender. Still, that was easily sorted once it was noticed. What won't be quite so easy is resetting all the minor adjustments I had made during the previous months as I can't really recall how I got where I was  Crazy