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    Default How to update Windows 8?

    I have been using Windows 8 for a while after my brother installed it. Not only that, he made only one partition so everything that I have is stored on it which makes formatting the drive and reinstalling Windows something that I can't afford to do.

    Now, it's a pirated version of Windows 8 and I've never had much of a problem there, but since I got my new graphics card I have run into some trouble. The Crimson version of AMD's graphics drivers do not support Windows 8. They are only compatible with 8.1.

    So is there any way that I can upgrade my Windows 8 to 8.1, or will I have to perform a new install altogether?

    Thanks in advance.

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    upgrade almost always creates problem. fresh install ftw. backup the data, format, create partition, install. separate partition for windows is must. cause next time you run into problems, you can just fotmat and re-install windows without touching data on other partitions. 30 gb C:\ drive (20gb windows + 10gb for Windows updates and data), separate partition for game+software installation, another one or two for data.

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    You can still fresh install, and since your Windows is pirated, fresh install will be a better option to avoid any problems.


    So , make a separate partition with almost all the free space you have, and transfer your personal files over there, keeping only windows files, and programs (assuming you don't have valuable saved data on them). If you can not fit all your data in the new drive, then transfer as much possible, and make a new partition with the space cleared, and transfer again. You can sort and organize later. So then when you don't have any important things left in C: , and you can be ready to format it.
    (Just in case you don't know how to make partition, just google it)


    Grab a 8.1 or Windows 10 installer (disc/USB), and install it in C: and format existing Windows in the process. This seems to be a slightly messy process I'll agree, but having only one partition is a terrible idea for this reason and many more. It's actually better to have more partition, because if you try to update, and just in case you face other issues and need to reinstall, you're gonna lose everything. So this seems to be a bit safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybaris Caesar View Post
    upgrade almost always creates problem. fresh install ftw. backup the data, format, create partition, install. separate partition for windows is must. cause next time you run into problems, you can just fotmat and re-install windows without touching data on other partitions. 30 gb C:\ drive (20gb windows + 10gb for Windows updates and data), separate partition for game+software installation, another one or two for data.
    Apart from Windows Preview builds, I have never had any issues with updates, I am not sure what issues you may have encountered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Apart from Windows Preview builds, I have never had any issues with updates, I am not sure what issues you may have encountered.
    upgrade. from 8 to 8.1
    updates are fine for me as well.
    But upgraded windows were never much stable for me. (such as win 7 to 8.1 or 8.1 to win 10)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Apart from Windows Preview builds, I have never had any issues with updates, I am not sure what issues you may have encountered.
    On Windows 8, I am still using AMD's Catalyst 14.4, with AMD Gaming Evolved saying it's the latest version. When I downloaded Crimson it would not run, saying OS not supported. I downloaded the one for all 64-bit OS. So now I can't play Fallout 4 because it's crashing at the start screen. Other games are running fine though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Apart from Windows Preview builds, I have never had any issues with updates, I am not sure what issues you may have encountered.
    my experience is limited but I've "upgraded" two times and both were problematic. windows 8 to 8.1 = all the metro apps crashed and settings was one of them -_- tried solutions from net but doesn't work. Fresh install 7 to windows 10 = hangs on startup. have to press restart button again. so yeah upgrade is ¤¤¤¤.

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