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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Thanks again to everyone for all the feedback / help.
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    It's installed now, Thank you! Any other 'tweaks' that you believe would help me?
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Brink, I am entering this Post from my Windows-8.1 PC! Thank you for your help / encouragement. Now I need to 'tweak" 8.1 to my preferences. Best regards, Mike Lynch
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    I am trying to become familiar with the W8 desktop. So far, mine appears to be spread over a very wide screen. I need to scroll to the right a full screen length to read the entire Desktop. The old W7 Start menu was great and a single screen Desktop easy to use. I will keep you posted on my...
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Brink, I followed your suggestion and it worked. Thank you again! Windows 8 stopped doing whatever it was doing: "Restarting", and I was back at the Desktop. Because I have the original Windows 7 hard drive that I cloned from I chose to cleanup the new drive. I ran Cleanup and deleted whatever...
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Would I unplug the power to stop the Restart? The screen only shows the word Restarting and the spinning dots.
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    Is there set of Instructions on how to correctly Search a Forum?

    When I enter a Search, most often it comes back and says it left out certain word for assorted reasons. If I had access to the Search Rules, I would correct what I entered in error. Just guessing is frustrating.
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Before down loading 8.1 , 8.0 wanted to apply some Updates. I agreed and off it went, downloading and restarting several times. Then, it said it was Restarting but has been 'restarting for about 18 hours now.' I do not mean constantly restart over and over for 18 hours. I mean that for 18...
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Brink, I followed your advice and it allowed me to do an In Place Upgrade from W7 Pro 64B to W8.0 Pro 64B . Thank you! I will now attempt to do an In Place Upgrade from W8 Pro 64B to W8.1 Pro 64B.
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Looks like I goofed! I thought I could do an In Place Upgrade from 7 Pro 64 to 8.0 Pro 64. The fine print appears to say otherwise. I tried to go to the Site indicated however, it appears not to exist any more. Does anyone read what the Packaging indicates any differently? Please see the...
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    I am still unsure of how to do an In Place Upgrade from 7 Pro 64 to 8.1 Pro 64. From the response I have received, I believe I should do the following: 1.) Use 8.0 Pro 64 to do an In Place Upgrade from 7 Pro 64 to 8.0 Pro 64. 2.) Use 8.1 Pro 64 to do an In Place Upgrade from 8.0 Pro 64 to 8.1...
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    Does the Upgrade to Windows-8.1 provide any listing of what Programs will need to be reinstalled?
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    I found a Full Retail Version of Windows 8.1 online and ordered it. It should arrive in about a week.
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    I have found a Site to purchase W-8.0 and a Key from. I have not found a Site to purchase W-8.1 and a Key from. If what I have read is correct and I understand it correctly, W-8.1 with a Key is only available from Microsoft. Is this correct?
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    Solved Is there such a thing as an "In Place Upgrade" from W7 to W8.1?

    If so, where is it available and how expensive is it?