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Windows 7x64 Ultimate -> Windows 8x64 Pro RTM not allowing upgrade :(

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    Windows 7x64 Ultimate -> Windows 8x64 Pro RTM not allowing upgrade :(


    I'm severely stumped here...
    I've got an MSDN-install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate been running fine for a couple of years now. No issues, all's good.
    I got my Windows 8 Pro RTM from MSDN this past week and fired it up on my computer last night via USB. Boot in to Windows 7, open USB drive, dbl-click Setup.
    Going thru the prelim, where i put in the product key (no issues), and it moves on to tell me I can only keep my Personal Files or "Nothing"
    wtf?!
    I thought Windows 8 was going to be able to upgrade Windows 7, but this is certainly speaking to the contrary, and I've also seen other threads that talk about already having done this w/o issue... so... what am I doing wrong?
    p.s. Yes i did do a search but all the win8 upgrade problems i'm reading are past the point i'm having a problem with....

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    Posts : 5
    W8 Enterprise 64


    Did you accidently get 32 bit version of Windows 8?

    I upgraded successfully my W7 to W8 (64 bit -> 64 bit)
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    Yes, check to make sure you have the 64bit version.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yep, some o/s editions it will only let you keep personal files.

    I am sure there is a list somewhere but am too lazy to look for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paavoris View Post
    Did you accidently get 32 bit version of Windows 8?

    I upgraded successfully my W7 to W8 (64 bit -> 64 bit)
    yeah hash on the ISO matches up with what it shows on MSDN.. how would i verify that what was burned to the USB stick is 64?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yep, some o/s editions it will only let you keep personal files.

    I am sure there is a list somewhere but am too lazy to look for it.
    yeah i know that but was pretty sure ultimate -> pro was an allowed full upgrade
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It must be x64.

    It won't allow upgrade to different architecture
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    so, any clue on what could be preventing me to do a transparent upgrade path??
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    looks like I found the problem. The way they decided to do the MSDN listing screwed me up and I grabbed a key for the wrong version, even though I downloaded the ISO I thought was "pro" (it's really an all-in-one from what I now understand)

    See this article:
    Windows 8 Professional - and other Win 8 MSDN/TN Subscriptions Questions
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    All Versions Of Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by bc3tech View Post
    looks like I found the problem. The way they decided to do the MSDN listing screwed me up and I grabbed a key for the wrong version, even though I downloaded the ISO I thought was "pro" (it's really an all-in-one from what I now understand)

    See this article:
    Windows 8 Professional - and other Win 8 MSDN/TN Subscriptions Questions
    Yep, enterprise excluded, the version via MSDN is determined by which key you put in. I like that, saves on have to store several ISO files.
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