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Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to RTM


#1
I had installed Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center using a serial microsoft has given. Now I want to try the RTM (pro 8) and although I used the hack to let me upgrade while keeping APPS, when I pass that point it gives me this error.

Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro.

Is there a way to bypass it? From what I understand this is because of the media center, uninstalled it but the serial remains in memory as Windows 8 release preview with media center. How can I disable this and revert it to a simple release preview so I can than upgrade to Windows 8 pro without having to do clean install and Reinstalling ALL the programs I have?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 release preview
    CPU
    INTEL CORE i7 2600K
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z68P-DS3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX460
    Sound Card
    Maudio Project mix I/O
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    4 drives over 3TB total

tmushy

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#2
Ever find out an answer to this? Im having the same issue. I did the cversion.ini tweak but it wont let me upgrade. Thanks to your post I realized it was because of the media center addon.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

tmushy

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#3
O you got lucky
Change this and it will work

Save this to a .reg file or change it yourself and it will let you upgrade

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion] "EditionID"="Professional"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
#4
You are God. I did it and I am installing now. Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 release preview
    CPU
    INTEL CORE i7 2600K
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z68P-DS3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX460
    Sound Card
    Maudio Project mix I/O
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    4 drives over 3TB total

tmushy

New Member
Posts
3
#5
Thank mydigitallife forum. they have some application their to downgrade and i read that in one of the users replies.

Anyways I did this tweak and updated both of my computers to rtm from release preview. It works flawlessly. Also, I purchased windows media center for $10 from the play store. EVerything works great
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

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