Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

Can Windows 7 Home premium be Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro without a clean install?
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unrealized92Commented:
Check out this article. Run the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant, and it will tell you what is possible to upgrade to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-from-windows-7-tutorial
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Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
According to Thorrott, yes:

http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-upgrade-previous-windows-version-143574

That is to 8 and not 8.1  I believe you have to do 8 first, then do the update from 8 to 8.1, that is you cannot go from 7 to 8.1 directly and keep the apps.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can always upgrade to Pro from Home. Ever since XP, you could do this.

However, BACK UP first. It does not always work correctly.
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Andrew FairAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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McKnifeCommented:
You're welcome. All that helped deserve credit.
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