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Cannot buy Windows 8 after using 90 day Windows 8 Evaluati

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    Cannot buy Windows 8 after using 90 day Windows 8 Evaluati


    Two months ago I put the 90 day Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, Build 9200 that had Vista installed.
    Started upgrade from email from Microsoft to buy Windows 8. Clicked on buy Windows 8 and the Upgrade Assistant ran. Then I got this statement - Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.
    I have a HP Pavilion with a processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU
    E2220 @ 2.40GHz 2.40Ghz and installed memory(RAM) 3.00GB
    System type: 32-bit Operating System, x64-based processor.
    Everything looks like it is running ok & has been for 70 days.
    Can I go a head a upgrade??

    Then after Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant got done showing me "Here's what we found" I click on next. I get a blue box with " Windows 8 isn't available for download. Sorry Windows 7 isn't available for online purchase in the country/region you're in. I live in Northern Michigan, USA.
    Any ideas?

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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It might be an idea to check if your regional settings are still USA
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    Just ck'ed. in control panel, region is USA.
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Check you typed the Post Code. (zip)
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    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    I think someone else posted that they got the same error message when trying to upgrade from Enterprise Evaluation...

    ... just found it here:
    Upgrade Problem To Windows 8

    So I think it may just not work from Enterprise Evaluation edition. I guess you could go back to Vista and go from there, although there could well be slicker ways to do it (?).
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    Clicked on the "Upgrade Problem To Windows 8" & made the files un-hidden. could not find any of the file names there (%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup and C:\ESD folders to get rid of the downloaded installation files.) is nothing in C:.
    I do not have the Vista disk, How do I take it back to Vista?
    If I buy the $70 Windows 8 with disk, can I update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinekid61 View Post
    Two months ago I put the 90 day Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, Build 9200 that had Vista installed.
    Started upgrade from email from Microsoft to buy Windows 8. Clicked on buy Windows 8 and the Upgrade Assistant ran. Then I got this statement - Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database.
    I have a HP Pavilion with a processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU
    E2220 @ 2.40GHz 2.40Ghz and installed memory(RAM) 3.00GB
    System type: 32-bit Operating System, x64-based processor.
    Everything looks like it is running ok & has been for 70 days.
    Can I go a head a upgrade??

    Then after Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant got done showing me "Here's what we found" I click on next. I get a blue box with " Windows 8 isn't available for download. Sorry Windows 7 isn't available for online purchase in the country/region you're in. I live in Northern Michigan, USA.
    Any ideas?
    The Win8 Enterprise Evaluation version isn't eligible for the upgrade, so I guess that the Upgrade Assistant won't allow you to buy it from that.

    I had that problem. I purchased the upgrade through another PC (Win7 X64), although I actually completed the download from the
    Eval. machine.

    I was able to (clean) install the upgrade and activate it on the PC with the Eval. version, although I hadn't expected that to work. (I doubt that the Eval. version retained any information about the prior OS - Win7 Pro X64 - but I don't know.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Check you typed the Post Code. (zip)
    I have never been asked for the "ZIP" postal code when installing Windows. Where might that be at??
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinekid61 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Check you typed the Post Code. (zip)
    I have never been asked for the "ZIP" postal code when installing Windows. Where might that be at??
    Step 11 here:
    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Release Preiview 64bit Build 8400


    I got the same message on the enterprise version of Windows 8. I actually had to right click on the upgrade assistant and go into properties and change the compatability mode to Windows XP sp 3.

    Restart the upgrade assistant and then it allowed me to buy it and the upgrade seem to go fine then.

    Hope this helps
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