Use this tag for questions regarding the upgrade path to Windows 8.1 from an earlier version of Windows.

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Device Stage Visual Editor

I have recently upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8.1, and redownloaded all the software I had.I was informed that the Device Stage Visual Editor v1.5 would run on windows 8 in compatibility mode, ...
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Can 2 systems have the same product key with respect to windows 8.1?

I have a legal Windows 8 and got an upgrade to 8.1. Now can my friends use this Windows 8.1 product key on their machine too? Can the same product key(original) be used on other machines too? Thank ...
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How to troubleshoot .net application on windows 8.1

This is my scenario, i have a third party application that is writen on .net 2003 ( i dont have te source code), it was running happily on windows 8 , then windows 8.1 update came on and now it wont ...
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Can you downgrade Windows 8.1 to an older 8.1 version?

I recently upgraded an old Windows 8.1 version to a newer December 2014 DVD using the Upgrade Setup assistant, some bundled updates in this version introduced errors. I'm unable to remove these ...
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How to uninstall Windows 8.1 bundled updates?

I Upgraded Windows 8.1 to a recent version using a retail DVD. I need to uninstall an update that came with this new version, however there is no option to uninstall it. How can I resolve this?
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“Change PC Settings” link doesn't work in Windows 8.1

Okay, Today I've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 through Store, the upgrade finished successfully and installed as well, I tried to open the PC settings from the Charms Bar, when I pressed on ...
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Installing Skype failed; code 1638 when trying to upgrade Skype

My Skype version is 6.20.0.104. When I open it on Windows 8.1 with Update, it cues me to upgrade: The latest version of Skype is ready to install now. It won't take long to upgrade - and you'll ...
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Windows 8.1 Recovery issue

question title probably duplicate but I have different issue My PC upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 before Windows allows us to buy the Windows 8 upgrade. I chose to upgrade to Windows 8 buy ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade results in Green Screen of Death fixed only by changing user

after accepting Windows 8 proposal to upgrade to 8.1, and after restarting, my system behaves as follows It login normally Seconds after login a green screen with "please wait" written on it ...
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Upgrade windows 8.1 to 8.1 enterprise

I'm trying to upgrade windows 8.1 to 8.1 enterprise with a product key from MSDN but it says my key is not valid when I use the "Add feature to windows" utility. This key won't work. Check it and ...
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Freezes, Crashing Programs, Graphics Glitches, and occasional BSOD after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Back when Windows 8.1 was first released, I upgraded to it almost immediately. Upon finishing the upgrade, I was greeted with display artifacts, crashes, crashing programs, and BSODs. I tried driver ...
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Problems connecting to wireless and the Internet after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I've used Windows 8.1 since it was released and didn't have any problems for a long time. Then some time ago I began having problems connecting to the Internet and my home modem's wireless network. ...
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Bluetooth Speakers Turn Off Suddenly Windows 8.1

When my computer which is using Windows 8.1 goes to sleep mode, my bluetooth speakers turn off. Is there a setting to keep the speakers from turning off when the computer goes to sleep mode? Thanks.
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Which files are preserved when I upgrade Windows 7 to 8.1

If I choose to keep "Just personal files" during upgrade to Windows 8.1 which files will really be preserved ? In the past, when I was upgrading Win7, I've used Windows Easy Transfer (or was it ...
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If I upgrade a domain joined Windows 7 machine to 8.1 will it still be joined to the domain?

I am an admin on the machine but I am not a domain admin. Will it allow me to login via a domain login after upgrade rather than forcing me to use a windows live account?
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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, could something go wrong?

I am kind of a perfectionist, and I always want things to work optimally on my computer. So I installed Windows 8.1 oveer my Windows 7 (upgrade) and as I see everything works fine, the old Windows ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 without loosing any data [duplicate]

I am having problems with one of my webcam. My friend said it isn't compatible or have driver issues with Windows 7 professional and can't use my webcam. One of the user of this community said that ...
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Mouse and keyboard are not responseive after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

I recently upgraded my Windows 8 installation to 8.1. Now when I boot my laptop, I get to the screen before the login screen (the one where you must click they touchpad or press a key to progress to ...
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Asus notebook running Win8.1 won't detect monitor

I have a new notebook that came with Win8 installed,I use a larger monitor that worked well. I installed Win8.1 and now the notebook can't detect the monitor. I have tried the display settings and ...
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Failure to start windows 8.1 update on windows 8 pro x64 Acer 5512AWLMi laptop

I'm trying to update to windows 8.1 from windows 8 pro x64 version on Acer 5512AWLMi laptop. Clicking on a large 'free windows 8.1 update' tile in Windows Store results in no action, though the tile ...
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Can't switch from local to microsoft account after an upgrade to windows 8.1

I recently upgraded my Mum's pc from Windows 8 to 8.1, prior to the upgrade she was logging in with a local account. Now that I've upgraded her to 8.1 we're trying to link to her microsoft account. I ...
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Could not install Windows 8.1 Update

Okay. So the problem is, when I click Windows Store and click the "Download" button on the Windows 8.1 page, it displayed the Install page and said "Your apps were installed" and I did not ever see ...
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Windows Phone 8 Device cannot see IIS on connected laptop

I have the same issue as explained here. Except that I am even not able to use my windows phone 8.1 emulator to connect to IIS hosted WCF services which is residing on HOST machine. My host machine ...
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Ping/Access Host Machine FROM Hyper-V VM

Same question has been posted in Stackoverflow.com [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24050630/ping-access-host-machine-from-hyper-v-vm] and based on the suggestion I also post the question here with ...
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Is it possible to re-create the Windows 8.1 install image after the upgrade

I have downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows store. The hardware was a 64-bit Toshiba P50 laptop. I need to upgrade a second P50 and wish to do so without another 3.6Gb ...
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Looking up Multi value items in a Macro

I have set up a multi value filed and used to drop-down list to enter values. Basically, I am using the Multiple values a lookup table. However, there does not seem to be a easy/any way to reference ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 Pro on ASUS N46

I am installing Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS N46JV laptop. At step "Which type of installation do you want?" there are 2 options: Upgrade: Install Windows and keep files, settings, and application ...
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windows upgradation from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1

My windows is not being upgraded from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1.It gives an error,"Sorry,this update isn't available for you pc or you might be running an edition of windows that does not support ...
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Transition from skydrive to onedrive. Can I get my pictures back?

I was having problems with my windows 8.1 laptop. I knew I was going to have to restore. Sent my pictures to skydrive. Now I have onedrive. The picture folders are there and labeled correctly, but are ...
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8.1u1 RDP “The logon attempt failed”

I am unable to connect to a new install of windows 8.1 update. I've enabled Remote access, and checked the firewall and those items look fine. I've also started a virtual machine (win7) on the win ...
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Windows 8.1 metro apps load very slowly

My PC has Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit, 2 GB RAM and intel Core i3 processor. The metro apps take very long to load and when I minimize and maximize them they again start from splash screen. I have tried the ...
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How to get windows 8 upgraded to 8.1 restore factory settings set to 8.1

I have upgraded to Windows 8.1. And recently due to some issue i did restore to factory settings, and it restored to Windows 8. Again i had to download 3-4 GB and upgrade to 8.1. Are there any ...
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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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Driver compatibality issues in windows 8.1

I just want know whether Drivers are not yet designed to work with windows 8.1??? I'm having a Dell inspiron 3521 whereas finding very difficult to install drivers (AMD/ USB 3.0 host ...
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Wireless does not work after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo g700 to Windows 8.1. After this, I cannot connect to my router via wireless (WPA2). Via a cable goes fine, and I can also connect to my mobile when set up as hotspot. ...
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Favorites from Windows 7 disappeared in windows 8.1 installation

Installed windows 8.1 over windows 7, where are my favorites from windows 7?
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ASPIRE R7 caps lock notification?

Just updated to 8.1 and the caps lock notification that I greatly appreciated is not appearing like it did before. Is there a caps lock notification?
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Install RTM Windows 8.1 with OEM Windows 8.0 license key?

I have this HP 655 with Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I want to install the Windows 8.1 mini upgrade. But it's not showing up in Store. I can see updates for various apps, but not what I'm looking for. ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes fails to start

Since I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1, I noticed some strange behavior: Whenever I try to start it or resume (after hibernate), I can not do it at the first time. I see the black screen ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to upgrade MigHost.exe Error: WdsInitialize failed to initialize

I am currently running Windows 8 and get the following error message around 70 - 73% after the gathering info stage of upgrading to 8.1. I have no applications running and have tried several reboots. ...
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ASUS S400C Ultrabook - fn-f9 no longer functions (suspect Windows 8.1 compatibility issue)

The fn (function) f9 button no longer operates since downloading Windows 8.1 upgrade. Please advise as to whether there is a patch or fix download for this yet officially from ASUS?
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Websites not loading correctly since Windows 8.1 upgrade

I finally upgraded my work PC to Window's 8.1 Pro on Monday (from 8 Pro), but since then I have been having problems with websites not loading correctly. This issue is occurring in both Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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BitLocker Drive Encryption Disappeared after Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade [duplicate]

In view of the fact that I have new information about this problem, I have requested that the moderators remove this post, and have made a fresh new one. The new question can be found here. Prior to ...
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ASUS K55A - Black Screen, Boot issue after Windows 8.1 upgrade

This is how it goes. Got a Laptop Windows 8.1 upgrade prompt. Clicked YES. Then laptop took long to download the upgrade. After a day, I assumed the upgrade was through as Laptop had rebooted. I ...
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Windows 8.1 Store Tile does not display update count

After upgrading one of my laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 to 8.1 in November 2013, I detected that the Store tile on the Start screen has never displayed update count. I do not have a lot of ...
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Upgrading windows 8.1 to 8.1 pro using pro pack with media center

I am unable to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 8.1 pro using pro pack with media center. when i enter the key i get a message "This key won't work, Check it and try again, or try a different key". ...