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Windows Upgrade Assistant Won't Run From XP SP3

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows XP

    Windows Upgrade Assistant Won't Run From XP SP3


    Hi,

    I downloaded the Upgrade Assistant but it won't run. I click on the program and it does -nothing-.

    Is there some issue with XP? Is there some way to check to find out -why-? Googling reveals a couple of other people having vague issues, but no solutions.

    XP SP3. A home-built PC Intel Q8400 w 8GB RAM... hasn't given me a lick of trouble for 3-4 years. In fact, I've half a mind to keep it at XP, but I need to upgrade my Adobe apps.

    Any ideas?

    TIA,

    ---JC

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I don't suppose you have the luxury of another PC to download it and burn a DVD. Does a little blue screen come up at all after starting the upgrade assistant.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As you have Win XP, do a clean install from DVD.


    How to clean install:
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows XP


    I can... but when I click the 'Upgrade For $39.95' button, it goes right to the UpgradeAssistant. How do I bypass that and get right to the 'Buy And Download' part of the deal?

    TIA,

    ---JC
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    from seven to eight!


    You could install win 7 and run the upgrade from that:

    Windows 7 Enterprise| Trial, Evaluation, Test, Deploy

    I know it is annoying but it's a way...
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