Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Have a problem after upgrade the system to Win8 Pro from Win7 Home Pre

  1. #1

    Have a problem after upgrade the system to Win8 Pro from Win7 Home Pre


    Following the discussion above:
    Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium SP1 to Win8 Pro? [DELL N5110]

    After the upgrade (not clean install), The update worked well.
    Everything has been installed properly, but I have a problem metro (START).
    When I open Microsoft Application Mail\Calender\Store, The application opens and closes immediately so you can not use it.

    What should I do?
    Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'll tag along just in case someone actually has a fix for that. Its happened to me once or twice and the only way I could ever fix it was by reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch, AKA a clean install.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    I had the same issue. Could not even search or pull up a restore. I did a Refresh. Wiped out some programs but it will tell you what it deleted. Took over 4 hours to refresh and reinstall my programs. So far so good. Be sure to do a new restore point as all others will delete. Sad but true.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Brisbane
    Posts : 4
    Win7 to Win8


    Hi everyone!

    Well it turns out I have the same problem looks like many are having it as well reading other forums seems the only solution is a clean install.

    Just a question did you update the drivers from Dell at all I haven't tried that as yet but I wont be bother with it if you have.

    Now just need to work out how the hell I can do that.

    Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720. on a SSD Drive
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Brisbane
    Posts : 4
    Win7 to Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'll tag along just in case someone actually has a fix for that. Its happened to me once or twice and the only way I could ever fix it was by reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch, AKA a clean install.
    Were they Dells????
    Last edited by WillyInAus; 28 Oct 2012 at 23:13.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    I uninstalled avast anti virus and this problem was solved.
    Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Brisbane
    Posts : 4
    Win7 to Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by techo1 View Post
    I uninstalled avast anti virus and this problem was solved.
    Thanks.
    Interesting I just did the same but it didn't help.

    Was that before or after the upgrade.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Brisbane
    Posts : 4
    Win7 to Win8


    Ok worked it out the problem is with firewalls in my case i uninstalled Avast still had issues so the I turned off MS Firewall and all good the apps are working.

    But where do I go from here!
    Last edited by WillyInAus; 29 Oct 2012 at 14:15. Reason: Should have said unistalled
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    @WillyInAus
    I uninstalled the avast anti-virus after this upgrade to win8 system and this problem was solved.
    Have a nice day.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by WillyInAus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'll tag along just in case someone actually has a fix for that. Its happened to me once or twice and the only way I could ever fix it was by reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch, AKA a clean install.
    Were they Dells????
    No not a Dell, its the PC listed in My System Specs in my profile. For me its usually just one or two Apps. One day they are working and then they won't launch. Slacker Radio was the first one to glitch. It's been working fine though since the last clean install, I'm listening to it now. Yesterday I tried to install The Weather Network App and it wouldn't work right out of the box. Installed OK but won't launch. It goes full screen for an instant and just closes again. That was what made me post to this thread. The Bing Weather App works just fine. I'm using MSE/Defender as my Antivirus. I've tried the Refresh and Repair boot options but that didn't fix the problem, in a way it just made things worse so I started over with a clean install.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Have a problem after upgrade the system to Win8 Pro from Win7 Home Pre
Related Threads
Solved Win7-Win8 upgrade Licensing in Installation & Setup
I have a test machine with win 7 on it. I also have an Win8 pro upgrade iso (bought just after win 8 RTM). The copies are older copies, before all the 'OEM only' nonsense. I need to have win 7 AND win 8.x on this test machine. What I'd like to do is clone the win 7 drive, upgrade to win 8...
Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8.1 Yes I had to go through that litany of upgrades to get to Win8.1 and I then installed a bunch of software on top. Then I wanted to use the Windows Hyper-V so I could get Ubuntu running also but it turns out that my Intel CPU Core 2 Duo...
Hi, Paid $39.99 to upgrade my Win7 Home Premium, burned it to disk. For some strange reason, the install is Win7. :confused: If it's a factor, have a dual boot with Ubantu. Any ideas of why this is happening?
I have windows 7 32 bit installed on 2 separate drives (dual boot). On one of the drives I want to install Windows 8, but want to use the 64 bit version to see if it runs a particular programme better taking advantage of more memory. According to MS upgrading using the Install Assistant or...
Solved Win7 to Win8 upgrade..?? in General Support
Would all computers using Win7 be upgradeable to Win8?? I'm thinking about buying a Toshiba all in one touch screen with win7 installed.I read a review that stated the model could not be upgraded because drivers were not compatable. The model is LX835-d3250. This is a recent model release with few...
Is it possible to upgrade the laptop DELL N5110 from Win7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit to Win8 Pro 64Bit? Currently installed on Win7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit, is recommended to perform an upgrade or a clean installation? If I decide to upgrade, will all the files and folders saves? The system...
win7 ultimate to win8 upgrade error in Installation & Setup
hello all, i get this error when i try to upgrade..... Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows Developer Preview. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows Developer Preview instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook