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As the title underlines it, I do not know how to upgrade from a Ubuntu 12.04 Precise to Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy.

I have made my own research, and it turns out that I have to upgrade to 12.10 Quantum, then 13.04 Raring then 13.10 Saucy. However, 800 MB for each upgrade is a lot... and I do not really have to time to do this...

So I downloaded a stable version of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, and put it on a USB drive that successfully boots on my laptop...

So my question is: Is there any way to install Ubuntu 13.10 without loss of data from Ubuntu 12.04? I have so many apps and I do not want to lose them (data included).

All solutions are welcome and I will comment them as soon as I tried a solution.

Oh... and my laptop is an ASUS X551CA with Windows 8.1 installed...

Thank you for your time everyone!

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If you have a separate home partition you could install ubuntu keeping all your files and programs configuration; you would only need to reinstall the extra programs you use. –  xangua Jan 22 at 7:06
    
Yes, thank you, but my problem is that I want to keep all the extra-programs (e.g Kdenlive or SoundJuicer and more)... but I guess it is not possible. I have already tried the technique months ago, and it actually works well! Thank you –  The Drummer from Kubuntu Jan 22 at 12:18

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