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Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8
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Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

Hi and welcome to Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I'm David Rivers. If you're still running Windows 7, it might be time to consider a migration to Windows 8. In this course, I'll show you everything you need to know to migrate smoothly and efficiently from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I will begin by showing you how to prepare for the migration in Window 7, by checking to see if your computer is ready enable to run Windows 8. We'll look at backing up your important files and using Windows easy transfer to simply the migration of your files and your settings.

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Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8
57m 54s Appropriate for all Jul 10, 2013

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Upgrade to Windows 8 quickly and securely. David Rivers takes a step-by-step approach to transferring files, saving settings, and determining the best data migration option for any system. There are three key phases: pre-installation on Windows 7; the actual installation of Windows 8; and post-installation, where you make sure any remaining files are in place and external hardware is connected. Along the way, David offers tips and tricks for a smooth transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

Topics include:
  • Determining the best migration path
  • Backing up your files
  • Storing files with Easy Transfer
  • Installing Windows on a new partition
  • Restoring files and settings with Easy Transfer
  • Connecting hardware devices
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems
Software:
Windows
Author:
David Rivers

Welcome

Hi and welcome to Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I'm David Rivers. If you're still running Windows 7, it might be time to consider a migration to Windows 8. In this course, I'll show you everything you need to know to migrate smoothly and efficiently from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I will begin by showing you how to prepare for the migration in Window 7, by checking to see if your computer is ready enable to run Windows 8. We'll look at backing up your important files and using Windows easy transfer to simply the migration of your files and your settings.

Then, we'll walk through the Windows 8 installation steps, exploring various installation options, such as, installing on a separate partition, or replacing Windows 7 altogether with Windows 8. Once Windows 8 is installed, we'll explore using Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files, and we'll explore options for connecting your peripheral devices and drivers. So, if your ready to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 8 let's get started.

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