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Windows 7 - 8 Upgrade, Installation wont progress

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    Windows 7 - 8 Upgrade, Installation wont progress


    Hi, trying to upgrade to 8, won't to upgrade, not do clean install so have to initialize upgrade from within windows, however when I try to start the upgrade, a small windows 8 windows opens, says preparing (as shown in the photo) then disappears and nothing else happens.
    Have tried installing from safe mode with no luck as well.
    thanks in advance
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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can download and create windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    then run the setup.exe from within windows 7

    the windows 8.1 setup media will accept windows 8 and 8.1 product keys.. Note the edition downloaded must match the product key edition
    ie download Pro if you have Pro product key
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Thanks for the reply, sorry I should have mentioned that I've tried that. It was an online upgrade, tried to your idea and even tried a torrented version all have the same outcome
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Windows 7 - 8 Upgrade, Installation wont progress
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