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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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I can't upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1

I am logged in on my computer as admin. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and get the notification to log in as admin. I don't know how to get past it.
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Windows 8 Upgrade to 8.1

I have a Windows 8 Pro machine activated with a Volume License MAK key. I keep getting notifications asking if I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (and I really would), however when I click Upgrade ...
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How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
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1answer
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Want to upgrade Windows, but it thinks I have a pirated copy

I have a current copy of Windows Vista on my laptop and I understand Windows 8 is lighter and might make things run a little better. Pentium dual 1.47 GHz processor 4 GB RAM Windows upgrade ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Upgrade - Can I install it not using older system?

If I buy cheap upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro I can install it on older Windows 7 Home Premium, right? I've seen Upgrade Assistant from Microsoft support page but still have some questions. What if ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7

My PC is running with 2 hard drives, a 128gb SSD and a 1TB HDD. My Windows 7 install is on the SSD but I installed Steam and all my games on the HDD. When I ran the Windows Upgrade Assistant, it ...
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windows 8 setup - “we can't tell if your PC is ready…”

I've been trying to upgrade windows 7 to windows 8 for a while now, but it still gives me errors. I of course searched around for this question first, and here are some of the recommended things ...
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Reinstall windows 8 upgrade with a windows 8 oem disk?

I have a windows 7 PC that I upgraded to windows 8 pro awhile back. This PC has been having some issues so I wanted to do a clean install, but I didn't make an ISO image of the windows 8 upgrade when ...
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100 views

Cannot exit audit mode after upgrade to Windows 8

I accidentally entered audit mode from OOBE after upgrading to Windows 8, and now i get this message: . How do i get my system back to usable state?
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 using the upgrade assistant with an MSDN subscription

I have an MSDN subscription, and want to use this to upgrade from Win 7 to 8.1; however, the upgrade assistant doesn't allow me to enter a product key - I simply get an option to buy Windows. Is ...
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2answers
249 views

How to make my computer forget the key for my Windows 8.1 upgrade?

I have a W7pro machine. Bought a W8.1 upgrade. (Yes, I have good reasons to do so, don't flame me on that one.) Turned out it wouldn't keep my software installed. I didn't want to reinstall ...
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Have XP upgrading to Windows 8 and then to 8.1: Should I run both the Windows 8 and 8.1 upgrade assistant to check for compatibility? Will this work?

I found Windows 8 Pro for 1/3 the price of 8.1 Core, and with the free upgrade, I am going this route to get Windows 8.1 Pro cheaper than 8.1 Core. I'm currently working out the issues with security ...
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How to dismiss the Windows 8.1 Upgrade banner?

As of today, my Windows 8 system is displaying a large banner covering about a quarter of the screen, demanding that I upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. The banner helpfully informs me that that I can ...
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1answer
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SkyDrive broken after upgrade to Windows 8.1: “This location can't be found, please try later”

Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via the Store upgrade path has screwed my SkyDrive. The C:\Users\<user name>\SkyDrive folder is empty (it only has single file desktop.ini). When I open ...
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How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 on a machine with a Users folder on a separate drive?

I tried to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, during the upgrade process I receive the following error: Sorry, it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be ...
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1answer
415 views

How can I upgrade a clean Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1?

When I clean-installed my Windows 8, hoping to start clean when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I noticed that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was absent from the Windows Store. It appeared again once I had spent ...
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1answer
4k views

Update Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise KMS activation [closed]

So it is shown that volume license packages of Windows 8, like Pro and Enterprise, are unavailable for upgrading. I received a link last night to download the Windows 8.1 Enterprise 90-day ...
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1answer
198 views

Windows 8.1 Upgrade from 8 failed at “User Account installation…”

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro RTM. My computer is Asus 1215B. The installation process stopped responding at screen "Next, User Profile is installing..." or something like ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key?

I may be too early with this question but here goes - I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8.1, and I have a product key for Windows 8 Pro (the boxed "upgrade" they sell retail). The RTM ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8.1 RTM fails with error code 0x101 - 0x2000C

I have a MSDN Subscription and downloaded Windows 8.1 RTM today. It fails to install. After mounting the ISO and installing (with a Windows 8.1 Pro product code), selecting "Keep my apps and ...
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1answer
456 views

Added a total 12GB RAM to laptop, but only 3.2GB is usable

I have an HP Pavilion 15Z e000 x64 with Windows 8. It shows that I'm using less ram after the upgrade than before. The BIOS is hardware reserving 9.8gbs
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621 views

Can I reuse my Office 2010 licence key when upgrading my OS to 8?

As some others have been doing, I have been procrastinating upgrading my operating system. A lot. I'm still on XP (Don't laugh, I can't see spending the money), and since MS is pulling the plug on ...
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3answers
601 views

How much can you upgrade your computer hardware and keep your windows 7/8 license? (Is there even a limit?)

I think I remember reading somewhere that there are limits to how much you can upgrade a windows 7/8 computer without having to buy a new windows license. After some googling I can't find any ...
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1answer
142 views

Upgrading windows 8 on Envy 13

Maybe I'm a little noob... I want to upgrade to windows 8 my HP envy 13 but I've seen that HP doesn't provide any drivers for this pc. So I want to know if it is possible, or what should I do, or ...
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1answer
3k views

What caused the program to stop working correctly?

Error message "a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program" I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to 8 pro on my new Lenovo PC. Ever since the upgrad I am getting ...
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1answer
411 views

Does a full retail Windows 8 license grant me the right to install Windows 7 instead?

If I buy a full retail Windows 8 license am I granted the right to install a down-level version of Windows, specifically Windows 7, instead? Just to be clear: I buy a full retail Windows 8 license - ...
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135 views

Why does Windows store not start after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Professional

Many people who have taken the $39 offer to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional are having this problem. Most of the apps on the Start screen don't work. This is only occurring with customers that have ...
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1answer
528 views

Can I upgrade to Windows 8 from 32 bit to 64 bit online, if I have the 64 bit disc already? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the windows 8 upgrade 32 bit or 64bit I just upgraded a 32 bit Vista machine to a 64 bit Windows 8 pro with discs I got thru mail order. I have another XP sp3 machine ...
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My Windows 8 computer does not come out of Standby

My computer will not come out out of standby. It has had this issue ever since I bought it ~4 years ago. When I purchased it, It came with Vista, I have since upgraded it to 7 and now 8 Pro, each time ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Upgrade Stuck at Spinning Circles after the First Reboot

When I try to upgrade my version of Windows from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro on my Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest, A07 BIOS, with the Windows upgrade setting to preserve my files and ...
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1answer
135 views

Adjust brightness function is gone after upgrading Windows

I recently installed Windows 8 on my Sony Vaio (VPCCW17FX). Now my adjust brightness function is missing. It is gone from the power option as well. How do I fix this problem? I also had a chat ...
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74 views

Is it possible to upgrade from Windows 8 OEM to Windows 8 Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system I've just built a new computer and purchased the OEM (System Builder) version of Windows 8 (64-bit). I ...
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1answer
702 views

Downgrade Windows 8 back to Windows 7

Last month I upgraded a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Now the last week I bought a new computer that had Win 7 installed. Can I downgrade the previous computer back to Windows 7 and upgrade ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows 8 x32 to x64 fastest & easiest?

I was upgrading the hardware in a family member's computer and purchased the Windows 8 upgrade for $40 from their website. Not thinking, after I installed it I realized I now have 32bit Windows on ...
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695 views

After installing Windows 8, boot hangs before BIOS setup

I have an Alienware M15x, 940MX processor, 16 GB RAM, 512GB M4 SSD, and I was running Win7 64bit. I backed up the disk and ran Win 8 setup. Setup appeared to go well through multiple reboots. ...
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1answer
251 views

Upgrade using downloaded $40 to Win8 x64 to blank SSD using only retail 32Bit XP install CD

I have purchased the downloadable $40 UPGRADE version of Windows 8. I want to install this upgrade to a new/blank SSD drive WITHOUT prior installation of retail version of XP/service pack 3 ...
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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1answer
349 views

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 using Technet?

I want to go get a TechNet subscription to test some Windows software before I buy it. I want to replicate upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 with specific software in a virtual machine then see how ...
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348 views

Can I go back to fresh install of Win7 if I don't like Win8 (after upgrade)?

I have Windows 7 Pro. I'm interested in Windows 8, particularly for the $40 upgrade option. If I upgrade my box, but decide I prefer Windows 7, can I do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the same box ...
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Can I install a Windows 8 Pro upgrade in a virtual machine?

I bought a Lenovo 430K with Windows 7 Home Premium and upgraded it to Windows 8 Pro. I created a DVD from which I installed the Windows 8 Pro upgrade. I'm underwhelmed with Windows 8, however. I want ...
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Does upgrading a Windows 7 OEM licence to Windows 8 remove the OEM restrictions?

I have Windows 7 OEM version installed on my PC at the moment and I want to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and graphics card, but I've been told that an OEM version of Windows will not boot if I change ...
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2answers
2k views

Upgrade Windows 8 standard edition to professional edition

Is it possible to upgrade Windows 8 standard edition to professional edition? If yes, how?
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1answer
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Upgrade from Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise

I tried to upgrade a Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise, however it fails a quarter of the way through the initialization process. Could this have something to do with the Assembly cache? ...
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Upgrade to full Windows 8

I am currently running an evaluation of Windows 8, as can be seen by the following screenshot of the bottom right hand side of my screen. How can I upgrade to the full, non-evaluation version of ...
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352 views

How much time will it take to upgrade to Windows 8? [closed]

I'm planning to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I've read several articles concerning the upgrade. Now I ask myself how much time must be included to perfom the upgrade. Does the upgrade take ...
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Windows 8 Upgrade Failed - No Error Info

When I tried to upgrade 7 (standard install, primary NTFS partition), the installed stopped at 29% and gave me a message that "Installation failed". Not even proper punctuation! I have no idea where ...
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Can you upgrade another machine with Windows 8 Pro after using it?

If I get a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc and I upgrade my current machine to Windows 8 or if I upgrade my motherboard, would I have to deactivate my current Windows 8 license key, pop in the upgrade disc ...
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How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I use Boot Camp and rEFIt to dual boot between Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. How hard is it to upgrade my Windows to Windows 8? Is it even an option, or will I have to essentially wipe Windows and ...
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What is the difference between Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Pro Pack?

The Microsoft Store has two version of Windows 8: Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Pro Pack: What is the difference between these versions of Windows 8?