Windows 8 Upgrade is an option to install Windows 8 on a computer that already has an earlier version of Windows installed.

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Windows 8 upgrade assistant weird behaviour

Please excuse me for the header of the question because I can't describe the problem in a few words. The problem is that I'm using windows 8 upgrade assistant on windows 7. Everything works fine ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 after downgrade to 7 (through downgrade rights)

I received a Thinkpad from work that has Windows 7 Pro installed on it through the downgrade rights on Windows 8, but I'd actually like to upgrade it back to Windows 8. I assume it has the ...
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Upgrading 500 Laptops and Desktops from Windows 7 to Windows 8 [closed]

Almost all desktops have this or similar hardware: Intel Core i3 Second Generation RAM: 4GB RAM Hard Drive: 350GB Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps How do I go about upgrading 500 Desktops and Laptops ...
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Unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1/10

After installing recent Windows Updates the Windows Upgrade assistant fails to detect my Windows 8.1 version (previously it was able to get past this point). This error appears in Windows 8.1 and ...
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“Sorry, we're having trouble determining whether your PC can run Windows 8.1 please close the setup and try again”

I keep getting this error over and over when trying to Upgrade my Windows 7 to 8.1 I am using a USB I made with Rufus CPU: AMD E-Series dual-core processor E-300/E-350/E-450 (1.65 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache) ...
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Can Windows XP be upgraded to Windows 8.1? [closed]

I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3 and want to install Windows 8.1 Pro VL. If I choose Update option while installing, that can move files, settings and applications to Windows 8, so can I install ...
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I cant see my programs icons on the bar?

I just got new windows 8.1 Update yesterday. But now, i cant see programs little icons on task bar ? Could anyone tell me whats wrong with my OS. Thank you. All about metro apps (screenshot) : ...
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Will upgrading from Windows 7 to 8.1 delete my programs?

Today I popped open the Windows 8.1 upgrade assistant and ran it. I got this message from it once it finished scanning my system: When it says `You'll need to reinstall your compatible apps...." Is ...
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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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How to upgrade from Win 8 N to win 8.1 N

How do I upgrade a Windows 8 N 32-bit system to Windows 8.1 N? I can't find anything on the Microsoft website.
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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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How to reinstall Windows 8 after a previous upgrade from an earlier version of Windows?

I build my own desktop. I first had Windows Vista on it, which I bought on a DVD. I then skipped Windows 7 completely, but later upgraded to Windows 8 when Microsoft had a promotional period for it ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck on security setup

I have a new laptop Lenovo with already Windows 8 installed. I have made the upgrade to Windows 8.1 After the upgrade was complete, i have made some basic configurations and then i arrived at the ...
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No sound after upgrade from Windows Vista -> 8.1 on Dell Inspiron 1420

I have recently upgraded a working Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop with Windows Vista to Windows 8 and subsequently Windows 8.1 (all 32-bit). Sound was working prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade, ...
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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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Update multiple Windows 8 to 8.1 [duplicate]

My office has multiple Windows 8 Machines and slow internet. Is there a place online I can download the 8.1 upgrade from home on my fast internet so I can do a network or usb install at the office? I ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a traditional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 0xc1900101(0x2000c)

I have wanted to update my Windows 8 to 8.1 and get an error. Here is the error from the WindowsUpdate.log: http://pastebin.com/4cebcqbW
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What can I expect regarding performance if I upgrade from Windows 7 to 8? [closed]

What can I expect regarding performance if I upgrade from Windows 7 to 8? Especially, are there any risks of a poorer performance? (With little RAM for example) This is for a Netbook with 1G RAM. ...
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Is it legal to installing Windows 8 System Builder to my laptop

My laptop has Windows 7 currently and checked the store to buy Windows 8. There are two kind of media. One is System Builder and second is Upgrade. Upgrade costs more that System Builder. Can I just ...
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Do I need to reinstall Windows 7 if I have an upgraded version of Windows 8?

Hi I'm trying to reinstall Windows 8 on my computer which was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I've tried re-freshing and resetting the computer, but it seems to still have problems (everytime I ...
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Is Windows 7 32 bit an eligible pre-requisite OS for a Windows 8 Pro 64 bit clean-install upgrade?

I have Windows 7 32 bit running on a 64-bit capable machine. I would like to install Windows 8 Pro 64 bit (64 bit, to take advantage of support for more than 3Gb RAM). Naturally, I'm looking for the ...
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Acer 5755g has no battery icon after installing Windows 8

My laptop (and Acer 5755g) has no battery icon after installing Windows 8. I can't be enable it using the icon manager either.
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Windows 8 upgrade failing on 97%

I am trying to upgrade a PC from Windows XP to Windows 8 (both 32-bit). I have ran the Upgrade Assistant, and started the upgrade. After accepting the license, a progress bar fills up and the ...
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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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PCI Serial Bus - Need

I have two entries in device manager after upgrading to windows 8. I followed the directions in a post on this site and it helped to some degree. but I still have two PCI Serial Bus that have no ...
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Upgrading Windows 8 to Pro with key only

I have a laptop with Windows 8. Recently I registered to Microsoft MSDNAA (or DreamSpark Premium) and can download and use Windows 8 Professional. I had problems with downloading Win8 files using ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 “error while reading boot configuration data” and inability to restore

I have tried to install Windows 8 Pro over Windows 7 Ultimate, but the installation failed to install the new OS and even to restore the old one. I get the following error: File: ...
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Windows 8 upgrade space issue

I had 25 GB of free space. I tried to install windows 8 and it went till setting of files and settings and then it crashed. Now I only have 10 GB of free space and when I run the installer, it says to ...
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Windows 7 Professional Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

I want to upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Pro keeping all my softwares and files intact. Can I upgrade? I am not sure whether Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro ...
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Windows 8 HDD unable to boot, later unable to read from Windows7 machine as well

On a Samsung Windows 8 machine after some time I was not able to boot. Checking the BIOS shows that HDD is frozen. Them machine takes lots of time to boot. Saying this I would like some suggestions ...
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How do I upgrade windows 8 on multiple computers with my 5 license? [duplicate]

I have a problem. I bought windows 8 when they had the time where you could get 5 licenses for 40 bucks. I bought it and installed it on my computer. And I downloaded the disk to do it on another ...
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Windows 8 upgrade fails

Upgrading windows 8 keeping programs and settings is not working. It fails at 47% of migrating settings and rolls back. This is the relevant part of the log (Sources/Panther/setuperr.log): ...
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Keyboard becomes unresponsive after Win 8 sleeps

If my computer goes into sleep mode, the keyboard may or may not work for the login screen. But once logged in (if it works), then it will not work after logging in. I have to restart at this point. ...
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Windows 8 upgrade from XP - error “text not found”

I am trying to upgrade from Win XP to Win 8. After I click "check out", I get the page for entering my name, email, address and phone number. When I enter all these details and click "Next" I get a ...
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Can I use the W8 upgrade download to install in BootCamp/Parallels/VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp ...
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Cursor “sticks” when using laptop Synaptics trackpad following Windows 8 Pro upgrade

I just upgraded my Windows 7 installation on a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 to Windows 8 Pro. Following the upgrade my cursor frequently does not respond to finger movements on the Synaptics trackpad. It ...
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VS2010 support in Windows 8

I've bought Windows 8 and I am ready to make the move. I currently have Windows 7 Professional x64 and I don't think I'll have any problems during the update. Except for one single program so far: ...
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Can I use Windows Upgrade Offer by using other OEM Windows 7 key?

I have a Dell laptop with a genuine OEM Windows 7. I don't want to upgrade it. I have purchased a new machine without an OS pre-installed. Can I use a Windows Upgrade Offer With the Dell Windows ...
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Cannot install the Windows 7 to Windows 8 updater. Pop up window says 'cant install Windows 8'

I have read the suggestions to uninstall nvidia updater. I do not see that program. Uninstalling the nvidia control panel didn't help. Any more suggestions?
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Is extracting an ISO safe?

I downloaded the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation ISO, but last time I tried to update I extracted it with WinRAR to the desktop. I got an error during the installation. Here are the reasons I can ...
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How to upgrade more than 5 computers to windows 8

I have several computers running Windows 7 and would like to upgrade to Windows 8, however, the upgrade offer is limited to 5 machines and I need 7 licenses. That is okay with me, I am willing to pay ...
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Upgrade illegal windows 7 32bit to genuine windows 8 64 [closed]

I've seen this post: Upgrade to Genuine Windows 8 Pro from non genuine Windows 7 But I need something extra. I need to go from 32bit to 64bit. Is that even possible? My laptop's upgraded to 64bit. ...
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Will Grub2 be replaced with Windows bootloader if i do a fresh windows 8 install? (upgrade assistant)

Help! If i upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 using the upgrade assistant and choose to overwrite Windows 7 and delete all files, will the current MSR (Grub2) be replaced with the Windows MSR? i sure hope ...
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How do I revert back to Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7? So I recently install Windows 8 and I would like to revert back to my Windows 7 install using my "Windows.old" folder that ...
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More methods of freeing up space on my C drive

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8 and the installer told me I need at least 16 Gb of free space on the C partition. I've already used most of the common tricks of freeing up space on C ...
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Why it is impossible to delete an old Windows system folder?

When I upgraded my os I choosed to custom install the upgrade and it makes a backup of my old windows. During the custom install I needed to restart the custom install for some strange reason but in ...
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Why are my Administrative Tools not showing after my upgrade from Windows 7?

I'm trying to show my Administrative Tools in the Start menu of my newly upgraded Windows 8 Pro computer. It was initially on Windows 7 Pro. I have gone into Settings » Tiles » Show Administrative ...