The release of the most promising computing innovation of the future- Windows 8 is just around the corner, and most of you would be gearing up for the exciting adventure after the Windows 8 upgrade. The Immersive Browser and the Metro UI have been talked about much by now, and at this point of time, all what we could say is that if the promises made by Microsoft come true, Windows 8 is sure to be a landmark achievement in the world of computers.
In this post, the Windows 8 help crew gives you an account on how your current PC settings will alter because of upgrading to Windows 8.
Settings Loss for XP and Vista Users
What awaits users of the now decade-old Windows XP, and 2007’s Vista is unfortunately quite a troublesome and time-consuming upgrade process. Foregoing personalized settings is by no means an adjustable affair, but as experts point out, a transition to Windows 8 calls for a bit of sacrifice from the part of XP and Vista users. However, Vista users by equipping their OS with Service Pack1, can maintain their system settings intact for the new Windows 8 platform. There is hardly any such concession for XP users. All what they can retain is their personal data, and that too only if their XP is empowered with SP3. Notwithstanding such technicalities, there won’t be much of a hassle as long as you’re ready to backup your data, and gear up for a fresh install of Windows 8.
Hassle-Free Upgrade for Windows 7 Users
As the Windows 8 support, crew points out, users of the home-based versions of Windows 7- such as Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, and Windows 7 Home Premium, will be able to maintain their current Windows settings, personal files, and apps while migrating to the new OS after a Windows 8 upgrade. Users of these platforms have the options of either switching on to the basic version of Windows 8 or the more expansive and elaborate Windows 8 Pro. Moreover, if the Windows 8 Enterprise edition is what you are looking for, you certainly need to have either of the Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Enterprise platforms installed on your PC.
Well, that is all for now about the loss of settings after a good Windows 8 upgrade.
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