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  1. jhoff80's Avatar
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    I have no idea if they plan on doing something like this, but Microsoft really needs to release an Upgrade tool to migrate from a Windows Phone 7 device to a Windows Phone 8 device. Since we know that WP8 will backup everything (finally!), Microsoft should really release a one-time tool that will back that data up from a WP7 phone to upgrade to a WP8 phone.

    It's bad enough we're all being forced to start over, but to lose all of our data in addition to that is even more difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    I have no idea if they plan on doing something like this, but Microsoft really needs to release an Upgrade tool to migrate from a Windows Phone 7 device to a Windows Phone 8 device. Since we know that WP8 will backup everything (finally!), Microsoft should really release a one-time tool that will back that data up from a WP7 phone to upgrade to a WP8 phone.

    It's bad enough we're all being forced to start over, but to lose all of our data in addition to that is even more difficult.
    +1

    I wish they would announce/confirm such a tool!

    From what I gather, WP8 is going to back up app data to sky drive or something like that? If so, I wonder if WP7.8 will add that feature? That would allow you to swap phones fairly painlessly.

    I played with a Lumia 900 yesterday and fell in love... I just don't want to loose everything now, switching to 7, just to loose it all again when I switch to 8. :(
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    Standard MS reply: this feature requires WP8! :dry
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    And it would be extremely handy since so many here are changing to outlook.com and can't unless they reset their phone losing everything. There should be a way, even if it isn't automatic, but at least make a way for it to happen!!
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    I hope it's in 7.8 but how apps handle data in the different OS' might make that near impossible. OS settings and downloaded apps and start tile setup I would hope for, at least.

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