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I need help migrating from W7P to W8.1P.

My install of Windows 7 Pro has become a nightmare for me.
I liked the way it worked but now I cannot deal with it.
The latest, I do not have permission to move or delete items from the Desktop.
I am the Administrator!
I do not want to get into the whys and wherefores, I just give up.
Is there a concise document for a Novice that will allow me to go from W7P to W8.1P without a stop at W8.0P?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-7 64-Bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elite 8300 CMT
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Whatever HP uses
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On mother board
    Sound Card
    On mother board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 6TB
    PSU
    Whatever HP uses
    Case
    Whatever HP uses
    Cooling
    Whatever HP uses
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum, varies up to 100MB
    Browser
    IE-11 and MS Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE + WebRoot
    Other Info
    Nothing exotic, essentially just generic HP PC
SOLVED by F22 SimPilot on SevenForums.com

"On its face it sounds like a user account mess up.

Go to C:\Users\[your username]\Desktop and right click the desktop folder. Select Properties and chose the Security tab. Do you have full control?

Have any other issues in your profile? Corrupt User Profile: Fix for Windows 10, 11, XP, Vista, 7, 8 (I hope when you installed software it was always for all users. This is what I do even if there's one account)."
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-7 64-Bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elite 8300 CMT
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Whatever HP uses
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On mother board
    Sound Card
    On mother board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 6TB
    PSU
    Whatever HP uses
    Case
    Whatever HP uses
    Cooling
    Whatever HP uses
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum, varies up to 100MB
    Browser
    IE-11 and MS Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE + WebRoot
    Other Info
    Nothing exotic, essentially just generic HP PC

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Mike,
I see you're in FL but you don't say were. It's a very big state!
I'm in FL too, near Ocala.

If I had your PC here, I could help you install Windows 8.1/Pro and save all your data.
I have both Windows 8.1/Pro/64 and x86 both, on Flash Drives.
That's your first step, having the appropriate 8.1 on a bootable flash drive.

I too ran Windows 7 for years, and I thought I would run it till I die. But it got corrupted and I just
couldn't deal with it anymore. So I made the jump to Windows 8.1 and I've never looked back.

Drop me a PM if I can help you,
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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