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A little nervous about upgrading to 8.1

  1. #1

    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10

    A little nervous about upgrading to 8.1

    I'm currently downloading the update now but confess to being a bit nervy as to whether I should install or not.
    I have a MacBook Pro retina and I have Windows 8 installed EFI booting (not BootCamp).
    I'm wondering about a couple of things.
    Will the upgrade realise it's an EFI install?
    Windows 8 on a Mac with EFI booting is notoriously finicky about writing and changing the BCD. I suspect a problem there.
    I also have a program installed that I cannot install again as the supplier is now closed and further activations cannot happen. I have fears for this program too.

    Decisions, decisions

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  2. #2

    Manchester, UK
    Posts : 113
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10

    Oh, I've been moved.

    Well that was an experience!
    Downloaded ok, installed ok then rebooted about 7 times in total.
    Tried to setup hardware 3 times.
    Tried to recover system twice.
    Rebooted 3 more times then told me it was trying to recover my previous sytem!
    It eventually told me that it couldn't update me to 8.1 due to error

    whatever that may mean :-)

    At least it seems to have recovered Windows 8 Pro intact!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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