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Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to RTM

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    Athens - GREECE
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    windows 8 release preview

    Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to RTM


    I had installed Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center using a serial microsoft has given. Now I want to try the RTM (pro 8) and although I used the hack to let me upgrade while keeping APPS, when I pass that point it gives me this error.

    Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro.

    Is there a way to bypass it? From what I understand this is because of the media center, uninstalled it but the serial remains in memory as Windows 8 release preview with media center. How can I disable this and revert it to a simple release preview so I can than upgrade to Windows 8 pro without having to do clean install and Reinstalling ALL the programs I have?

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    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Ever find out an answer to this? Im having the same issue. I did the cversion.ini tweak but it wont let me upgrade. Thanks to your post I realized it was because of the media center addon.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    O you got lucky
    Change this and it will work

    Save this to a .reg file or change it yourself and it will let you upgrade

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] "EditionID"="Professional"
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  4. #4


    Athens - GREECE
    Posts : 8
    windows 8 release preview


    You are God. I did it and I am installing now. Thanks!
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    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Thank mydigitallife forum. they have some application their to downgrade and i read that in one of the users replies.

    Anyways I did this tweak and updated both of my computers to rtm from release preview. It works flawlessly. Also, I purchased windows media center for $10 from the play store. EVerything works great
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