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Skip Windows 8.1 And Directly Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10

2015-07-31 13:53:57 Posted by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Do I have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first then upgrade to Windows 10 or just skip Windows 8.1 and then directly upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

"I have Windows 8 on my laptop, will I have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first then upgrade to Windows 10, or can I just skip Windows 8.1 directly upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10? Besides, What will I lose by upgrading to Windows 10?"

No worries. Windows 10 is available for anyone who are running the latest version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on their desktop, laptop or tablets. Here is a little difference. Migrating from Windows 7 or Windows 8 will require an in-place upgrade, but those moving from Windows 8.1 will only need to apply an update from Microsoft. What's more, it is a corresponding or like-to-like upgrade, please refer to the following match.

  • For Windows 7 users:

Windows 7 Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium goes to Windows 10 Home;

Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate goes to Windows 10 Pro;

  • For Windows 8 users:

Windows 8.1 goes to Windows 10 Home;

Windows 8.1 Pro/Pro for Students goes to Windows 10 Pro.

Windows 7/8/8.1 is not a clean install, but the backup is also imperative

Windows 10 offers a one-month permit to Windows users return to their old operating system if they encounter any problematic Windows 10 performance. To ensure a worry-free downgrade for any time, we recommend users have a full backup of previous system, files, programs and any other important data before upgrading to Windows 10 using backup and recovery software.

How to backup system & files before upgrading to Windows 10?

Many people choose EaseUS free backup software to back everything that important to them, let it be system data, pictures , emails or any other personal files. With the availability of such a backup program, a 100% safe and hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade becomes handy to approach. Let's grasp the backup essentials at once.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup Free and then choose the backup option you want.

backup file and system with EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 2. Choose the system, hard drive, files or apps that you want to backup, and then select a destination where you want to store the backup file. You'd better save the backup image to an external storage device with an enhanced guarantee.

choose where you want to save the backup file created by EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 3. Click Proceed to execute your operation.