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Has right to install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade expired?

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    Hi folks. Success at last! I uninstalled all spyware and malware, a number of apps I have not used in ages and printer and wifi drivers...then ran the Windows 8 DVD again. It loaded immediately, no worries. I went to the Store to download the 8.1 upgrade and it was not to be found there! Installed the available 77 updates for Windows 8 and immediately was able to download and install 8.1, which now seems to be running fine.

    Now to reload the various apps and drivers! Thanks a lot for your suggestions.

    PS (A few days later). Just to advise all is well. I am not absolutely sure which item, among the several I uninstalled, was responsible for the belated success, but I strongly believe it was the driver for the TP-Link wireless adapter. All other apps and drivers I was able to reinstall immediately after the successful loading of 8.1 but I could not install the wifi driver. Had to download new 8/8.1 compatible driver from TP-Link. Thanks for all your help.
    Last edited by sunnyside; 23 Jan 2014 at 01:24.

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