Install Windows 8 Over Windows 7Windows 8 is out and everyone is rushing to try the new marvel microsoft has made. But beware, if you are not a computer professional or just have little knowledge about installing windows, you might loose all your data.

Installing windows has many options and you must choose the right one you need.

You can:

  • Make a fresh install. All previous data will be market invalid. If its a new PC then go for it.
  • You can upgrade your existing windows to windows 8. If you want to replace older version with the new windows 8 then choose this option.
  • You can dual boot and enjoy both windows version without replacing or deleting the older version.

How to make a fresh install of windows 8 over windows 7:

If your PC is new with no operating system installed or you don’t care for your previous windows 7 or win xp installation. Follow these simple steps and install windows 8 easily.

Step 1: Insert windows 8 DVD and boot with it. If you are running an existing version of windows then boot up your windows, insert win8 dvd. Go to my computer and double click setup.exe file inside win8 dvd.

Step2: In the next step it will ask you to install some updated. It’s your choice to cancel or install. To cancel, click “No Thanx” and proceed.

Step 3: Enter the Product Key. If you are using a consumer preview setup of windows 8 just like me you can use this key: NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8

Step 4: Next it will ask you “What do you want to keep in windows 8 consumer preview”. You can choose any of these 3.

Windows Settings and Personal Files and Apps : To preserve almost everything.

Just Personal Files: To preserve My Document type of archived folders.

Nothing: Your personal files will be moved to a folder windows.old folder.

Step 5: It might ask you to install certain apps. You can install them later if you are in a hurry to get the new windows look. Hit restart and you are done.

That was all about how to install windows 8 over windows 7. Try the new marvel of microsoft.