Hi I am currently using Windows XP and would like to upgrade to Windows 7/8. Can I do it from Windows XP (any option available) without losing all my data in drives?
1. You can't do a direct upgrade from XP to 8 (you can do a clean install in situ but it's still a new installation.
2. You should never upgrade your system without backing up your data first, it's just too risky.
3. Given points 1 & 2, the best option is to back up your data onto an external drive (perhaps even take a second backup), do a clean instal of Windows 8 and then recover the files from the backup drive to the new system.
thanks Oron will back up all my data and do a new installation of windows 8.
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thanks i will have back of up all my data and do a new installation of windows 8.