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Upgrading to Windows 8

By Singhalshubham ·
I am using Windows 7 Basic and am planning to upgrade to Windows 8 pro, I want to clean install windows 8. I want to know that if I delete my C Drive then how will all the HP (Brand using) drivers and programs except windows will come after installation.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Upgrading to Windows 8

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer".

Though if you are asking will a clean install include the Various Drivers and software then your answer is No it will not. Though 8 will likely install all of the required Drivers the software that came bundled with the system most defiantly will not be included and you'll most likely need a Recovery Disc for 7 to allow you to install the Upgrade Version of 8 if you are using a Install Disc. if you are using the Windows 8 Upgrade available for $40.00 then you can not do a clean install as it installs itself over 7 after finishing the download from Microsoft.

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