Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 - Keeping all files and programs
Posted on 2014-12-02
As the title says; I want to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 but I want to keep everything in place. All personal files and all programs.
Is there any way I can take a system image of the windows 7 and import that on a windows 8.1 machine?
I read something about going from 7 to 8.1 wasnt an easy task. But can I go from Win7 -> Win8 -> Win8.1 and the end result would be a windows 8.1 with all programs and files from the original windows 7 machine. (Just to clarify, im talking about the _same_ machine, just upgrading)
I know the windows 8 installer got some restore options, but as far as I can understand thats just about keeping personal files, not programs and everything thats stored in those programs.
It boils down too this: I want to upgrade from Windows 7 too windows 8.1, and basically keep the machine in the same state; just upgraded.
Any information or advice would be highly appreciated.