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Windows 8 upgrade relies on windows 7 permission

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So I've spent 6 hours on my day off with technical support with microshaft. Basically here is what I found out, during the upgrade process you are asked to make an online login, that replaces the local login used by windows 7, and all previous versions.

Permissions for all of your programs are stored on the old windows 7 admin, so basically with this new "admin account" you can't delete anything, you can't uninstall programs, you can't install most programs, and it's totally SCREWED my gaming PC up. After 6 hours on the phone with microsoft technical support, I am upgraded to a "level 2 technician". I like most people on this website are not ones to wait around for microsoft to help them, (ie holding your breath until you pass out.) So I've went ahead and formatted both my hard drives and will start anew.

Yes I've lost 600 gigs of games, software etc. Because of microsoft's lovely upgrade process. Fantastic.
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Let me guess, you put everything on the same partition?

I did the same thing with XP. (really long story). Lost a bunch of stuff.

I learned a important lesson. Never ever ever ever put games, software, ect on the same partition as your OS. Never use the my music, my pictures, my videos, my documents folders.
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TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  TOSHIBA MK3256GSYF  DVD-Rom HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU40N Windows 7 Professional 
Audio
Dell Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Fami... 
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Athlon 64 X2 6400+  Asus M2N-E Nforce 500 SLi 8800GT  9800 GT 
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what I can say, after upgrading to Win8, without keeping the old install (just choosing to delete everything in the setup), is that all previous folders are still there in another partition. All works perfectly after a fresh install. It only happens that Win8 asks for permissions if I click on already exisisting folders like documents ecc! No problem anyway! Upgrading an OS without reinstalling software and games is never adviced. PS: i'm using the new online account too!
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