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Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  1. #40


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    WINDOWS 7


    A group of people have noticed at adslgr.com a problem while trying upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. We couldn;t find the cause of the problem.

    At the end we found that upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8, from greek (windows 7) to English (windows 8) is impossible. The problem is the different language of the OS

    We think that when Windows 8 come out in Greek edition all these problems will not exist anymore.

    Windows 8 - Milestones, betas, RCs -

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  2. #41


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you got the heads up VWS.
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  3. #42


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial updated for Windows 8 RTM.
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  4. #43


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 x64


    Hello guys !
    Thanks for this great tuto.

    Just to be sure, we confirm that is not possible to upgrade a Win7 x86 to Win8 x64 ?
    In my understanding Win x86 can't reconize the setup.exe for Win8 x64. Right ?

    Thanks !
    DraGula
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  5. #44


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello DraGula, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That's correct. Only from 32-bit (x86) to 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) to 64-bit (x64).
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  6. #45


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    Windows 7 x64


    Hi Brink and thank you
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  7. #46


    Just got a quick question, If I install Windows 8 RTM now will I be able to activate it when I buy the Windows 8 Upgrade when its released in October without reinstalling it and using the key I get? or will I have to install the upgrade version that I download in October for it to activate. Also If I install the RTM version now where will I get the key from and how long will it last before I have to buy it?
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  8. #47


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by DraGula View Post
    Hi Brink and thank you
    You're most welcome.
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  9. #48


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ChotaDon View Post
    Just got a quick question, If I install Windows 8 RTM now will I be able to activate it when I buy the Windows 8 Upgrade when its released in October without reinstalling it and using the key I get? or will I have to install the upgrade version that I download in October for it to activate. Also If I install the RTM version now where will I get the key from and how long will it last before I have to buy it?
    Hello ChotaDon,

    Unless you have a MSDN or TechNet account, you will not be able to legally download or get a product key number for Windows 8 RTM yet. I would recommend to wait until October so you can install your legal upgrade copy instead of some possible malware infected copy from some unknown source.
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  10. #49


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Premium Upgrade


    The Upgrade install from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. etc. asks for a previous OS password in Section 18. I didn't use a previous password, only a user name. What do I put in this box, if anything.

    Moonshine
    Last edited by moonshine; 15 Oct 2012 at 09:38. Reason: Omited OS
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