Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

Can Windows 7 Home premium be Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro without a clean install?
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Check out this article. Run the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant, and it will tell you what is possible to upgrade to:
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
According to Thorrott, yes:

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.
Andrew FairAuthor Commented:
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