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By xxviproxx, Junior Member on 24th November 2011, 10:11 AM
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Hi!
I just heard about Windows 8 and i have Two questions.
Does Windows 7 applications runt on this?
And Can you upgrade from Windows 7?

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24th November 2011, 10:35 AM |#2  
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Hi!
I just heard about Windows 8 and i have Two questions.
Does Windows 7 applications runt on this?
And Can you upgrade from Windows 7?

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I solved this myself!
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24th November 2011, 10:51 AM |#3  
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the answer for everyone else is yes and yes and for the most part drivers from windows 7 also work.
EDIT: apps will be lost but settings and files will be kept.

Some stuff you need to right click and choose compatiblity mode.

FYI the windows phone emulator does some freaky **** to win8 so don't try running it, you've been warned.
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24th November 2011, 11:04 AM |#4  
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Ok thanks!
My installation is stuck on 33%
What should i do?

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24th November 2011, 11:52 AM |#5  
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But windows 8 is not out yet?
24th November 2011, 11:55 AM |#6  
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You can download a developers preview. Looks quite nice.
24th November 2011, 12:11 PM |#7  
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Still stuck on 33%...

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24th November 2011, 03:26 PM |#8  
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Would you recommend trying Windows 8 developers preview or should I wait until the official release.
24th November 2011, 03:39 PM |#9  
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I think it is awesome try it!

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what could prevent you from trying?
Install it in a virtual machine for easy installing and easy deleting
OR
create an extra partition and install it there for a realistic performance impression.
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