Custom install Windows 8 over Windows 7 without losing data files
You can Custom install Windows 8 over Windows 7. This procedure installs a fresh copy of Windows 8 while saving your personal data files.
Step 1: Go to the location where the Windows 8 installation files are saved and double click the setup file.
Step 2: This will start the installation process.
Step 3: Select the settings for updates and click ‘Next’.
Step 4: Type in the product key and click ‘Next’.
Step 5: Select the ‘I accept the license terms’ check box and then click ‘Accept’.
Step 6: Click on the ‘Keep personal files only’ radio button and click ‘Next’
Step 7: Click on ‘Install’ to start the installation process.
Step 8: It takes some time for the setup to complete. Your computer will restart automatically during the installation process.
Step 9: Once it does, you get the prompt to select a color and name for the PC. Do so and click ‘Next’.
Step 10: Click on ‘Use Express Settings’ if you want to customize your settings after the installation finishes.
Step 11: You can choose to create either a Microsoft user account or a local one.
Step 12: Microsoft accounts require either a ‘Live’ or a ‘Hotmail’ email ID.
Step 13: To create a Local account, click on ‘Sign in without a Microsoft account’ and click ‘Local Account’
Step 14: Type a Username for your user account. Setting a password is optional.
Step 15: Click on ‘Finish’ to complete the installation process.
That’s it. Windows 8 is successfully installed on your PC. And if you want to see the above mentioned steps being performed in front of your eyes, check out our video solution below.
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