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


bc3tech

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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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#3
Yes, check to make sure you have the 64bit version.
 

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SIW2

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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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Haxcid

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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
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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bc3tech

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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
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.
Yeah I like it a lot as well. I've since found I'm not the only one confused by this, but it was a good change on their part :)
 

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rich

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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?
The x86 build is ~2GB, the x64 build is ~3GB.
 

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