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Q: Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> 8.1

Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8.1

Yes I had to go through that litany of upgrades to get to Win8.1 and I then installed a bunch of software on top. Then I wanted to use the Windows Hyper-V so I could get Ubuntu running also but it turns out that my Intel CPU Core 2 Duo will not support Hyper-V.

So I bought a new motherboard and CPU with the 1155 socket which should support Hyper-V.

So is there someway to shortcut this litany of of disk-in disk-out over and over and over upgrade chain that took me three days to get through? I would be willing to pay for the Windows 8 non-upgrade key for $199 but when I called the Microsoft store they said it was "OUT OF STOCK" what ever the frig that means and they couldn't sell me one. Can't get it online either.

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Preferred Solution: Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> 8.1

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> 8.1

Newegg has a non-upgrade OEM disc you can use @ Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) I hope that's what you are looking for.

If you need the Windows 8 Professional instead (OEM): Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)
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Following the discussion above:
Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium SP1 to Win8 Pro? [DELL N5110]

After the upgrade (not clean install), The update worked well.
Everything has been installed properly, but I have a problem metro (START).
When I open Microsoft Application Mail\Calender\Store, The application opens and closes immediately so you can not use it.

What should I do?

A:Have a problem after upgrade the system to Win8 Pro from Win7 Home Pre

I'll tag along just in case someone actually has a fix for that. Its happened to me once or twice and the only way I could ever fix it was by reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch, AKA a clean install.
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Is it possible to upgrade the laptop DELL N5110 from Win7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit to Win8 Pro 64Bit?

Currently installed on Win7 Home Premium SP1 64Bit, is recommended to perform an upgrade or a clean installation?

If I decide to upgrade, will all the files and folders saves?

The system will work some without crashes? What more should upgrade or clean installation?

Do a clean install of Win8 Pro is automatic recognizes all the DELL N5110 drivers?


A:Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium SP1 to Win8 Pro? [DELL N5110]

Hello Techo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, you can upgrade or clean install to 64-bit Windows 8 Pro if you like.

I personally like doing a clean install, but either will work. The upgrade will be cheaper than a system builders (full) copy though.
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99


Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows
If you upgrade, you keep backup schedule, programs, Windows settings, user accounts and files. I would still recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose just to be safe though.

Upgrading or a clean install may or may not install drivers for your devices. You can download Windows 8 drivers for your Dell N5110 at the Dell link bellow though.

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

There's no guarantee that your system will not crash or have any other issues. Just to many variables. If the installation goes well, then you should usually be good to go though.

Hope this helps,
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A:How to recover Win7 Pro upgrade from Win7 Home Premium post HDD crash

Do you have an Anytime Upgrade key for Professional?

If so do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 of Home Premium, then after it is setup and running fine, insert the Professional product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

If instead you have a retail Upgrade copy of Professional then you can boot it's installer to Clean Install it on its own. The installer will see an OS on the hard drive to allow use of Upgrade version key, after which you should delete all partitions to get it cleanest using the Drive Options in Steps 7-8 of Clean Install Windows 7
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A:Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium 64bit to Win7 Ultimate

What`s the need for the upgrade ? Save your Retail Ultimate for another build. But someone will be along to answer your question.
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A:Win7 Ultimate RC to Win7 Home Premium Upgrade.

It's my generally semi-educated idea that, In order to get the RC you had to have a earlier MS OS on your rig. So now you want to down grade to a different version of 7 that has less to it, but all you need? From my readings of the proper install of upgrade versions, you would need to reinstall you original MS OS. Then apply the new upgrade version you require.
This would remove your ultimate and give a fresh start to apply the 7 prem.(upgrade) to.
Back up any and all you'll want to bring back into the new OS environment, and you should be good to go. This all assumes that you have a previous version of a Microsoft OS that you own?
I would go that rout just so that the time exspired version(ultimate) would be removed and no orphaned files left to mingle with new install of the upgrade.
But again, I'm no Tech, and I hold great reverence for those that know much more than I.
Best wishes.
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Hello Mogens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here you go.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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I don't think anyone can say with absolute certainty at this time since Windows 8 hasn't even been released as a beta, only as a pre-beta developer preview.

These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will.
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A:Win7 to Win8 upgrade..??

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look here:
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Paid $39.99 to upgrade my Win7 Home Premium, burned it to disk.

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If it's a factor, have a dual boot with Ubantu.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

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When dual booting with Linux, all sorts of oddball thinks can happen to Windows.
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A:Win7-Win8 upgrade Licensing

It's technically doable, but not legally doable. Upgrade copies of Windows don't contain a license, they simply transfer the existing Windows license to a new version of Windows. So you can't use both Windows 7 and Windows 8 at the same time, legally, since you only have the upgrade version of 8. You'd need to buy a fully licensed copy of Win8 to be on the right side of the law, but from a purely technical standpoint there's no reason you couldn't do what you're describing.
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Thank you,

A:Do I need to update Win7 before installing Win8.1 Upgrade?

Originally Posted by MichaelK


I bought an upgrade version of 8.1 Pro from my university, so I need to have an os installed before upgrading. However, I want to install it on my new PC, which means I have to install Win7 before upgrading. I wanted to know if I can install win7 and immediately install the upgrade, or is it better to go to windows update and install all the updates before upgrading?

Thank you,

Hi Michael, welcome to Windows EightForums!

When you run the 8.1 upgrade, the 'Upgrade Assistant' will check compatibility such as drivers, etc. so it would probably be good to update as much W7 stuff as possible.

(let us know how it goes! )
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A:Upgrade Win7 Pro 32bit to 64bit or go to Win8?

Hello Bill and welcome to Seven Forums. Lots of questions and I have no definitive answers for you. Just some personal opinion and others may totally disagree.

I have very limited experience with Windows 8. I played around with the Beta (consumer preview) for about 2 months and I didn't like it. To me it felt like a lot of the functionality I was used to in Windows 7 (and Windows XP before that) was missing. Now don't get me wrong. I think the basic underlying operating system is good. It booted up faster than 7, it has better security, and for about $5.00 you can buy something called Start8 from Stardock that makes Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7. It even brings back the start button and start menu. But it still felt like I was trying to use a touch operating system on a non-touch computer.

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Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit will require a clean install. You'll need to backup all your personal data. But you can use the same 25-digit Product Key to activate the 64-bit 7 Pro as you used to activate the 32-bit 7 Pro. You can flip-flop between 32-bit and 64-bit as many times as you want on the same version and as long as only one is activated at a time.

The installer should find most of the necessary drivers automatically. But since you are using 7 Pro you will have available XP Mode which should take care of any compatibility issues. Or you could use a different free virtual machine like VMware Player.

Hope this gives you some food for thought.
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A:Block Windows 10 Upgrade on Win8.x & Win7 PC's

Hello BazzaG,

Windows 10 will not automatically be installed. You must select to do so when notified it's available if wanted.

Reserve Free Upgrade to Get Windows 10 in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows Developer Preview. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows Developer Preview instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows Developer Preview, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?.
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A:win7 ultimate to win8 upgrade error

There's no point in upgrading to an unfinished OS, try creating a new partition and do a clean install in that partition.
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A:Upgrade Win7 32Bit to Win8 64bit

When downloading the upgrade you need to


If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

You will need to wipe the partition first to upgrade from x32 to x64.
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I take it the external drive was formatted as NTFS? Is this an external USB drive?

Are you sure you're trying to access the actual drive? Sometimes even after an upgrade the drive letters change.

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A:Simple (I hope) question ...upgrade WIn7 to WIN8

Have you read through the forum at all down the bottom of this page is several links that might be of help to you
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A:Win7 oem license good if Win8 upgrade from XP install?

Quote: Originally Posted by dianedebuda

Think this is ok, but read what is probably scare tripe that MS was documenting Win8 upgrade machine info with Win8 upgrade and killing licenses for old o/s on that machine.

Have an older machine prebuilt with Win7 Home that I upgraded to Pro with Anytime. Saved image. Friend was having XP troubles, so I installed a legal XP license on the box & used it for a while. Then loaded 8.1 Preview. Now want to use Win8 upgrade (the cheap one from Jan) on the box. To me, that's an upgrade over XP. I'm thinking my Win7 license is still legit if I need it in the future.

Hiya there

Let me see if I have this right

1) Machine with windows 7 installed (oem) upgraded to Windows 8

as I understand it, your legal licence for that machine is now windows 8

2) you then installed XP on the same computer and now want to upgrade that to windows 8

as I understand this wont you have to pay for another win 8 (8.1 this time) upgrade, as your licence for windows 7.. has been upgraded to 8 ? in other words what you have is windows 8 and windows XP.

Interesting question, I have no doubt someone with more knowledge than me will come along to answer this.

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I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with 4Gb RAM.

Any idea what I could do to solve the problem?
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A:Win7 x64 pro upgrade to win8 x64 Pro RTM fails on page fault

Well, the bios does not have access to this setting.
So I could check with tools like Sandra but won't be able to change if needed.
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Hello there, wil.

There's no problem at all. follow this tutorial and you'll be able to install them without problems.

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EDIT: sorry, is this one:

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A:Upgrade Win7 to Win8 keeping user data&programs on 2nd hdd


Though my installation didn't span two volumes like yours does, I ran the upgrade on my system without incident. The upgrade program identified a handful of items that were incompatible and let me remove them as part of the upgrade process. Once done my system operated pretty much as before.

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A:Upgrade question: win7 home-pre to pro?

Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

No install files needed.
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A:Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC

You do not have any disk(s) that came with you laptop??

Check to see at least if you have the recovery partition from Toshiba.. To do that you should have two drives.. C and D in the Hard drive area.Where D is usually named Recovery..

If you don't have a recovery partition, You will have to re-install Windows Vista..Do you have a key for the Vista Enterprise?? if you don't have the key for Vista it will only be active of 30 days..OR You can Buy Windows 7, But I am not sure if you can upgrade from RC to RTM (I think you can but it is not supported by Microsoft) I believe starting March 1st all Windows 7 RC versions will start shutting down every 2 hours Then eventually expire on June 1st 2010..

Hope this Helps...
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A:upgrade from win7 home premium to pro?

Quote: Originally Posted by acegolfer

my laptop has win 7 home premium installed but not activated (need to get a new key).

Luckily i can get the $30 version from DR. but i want to get the professional version because it's the same price.

what's the best way to upgrade?

can i do windows anytime upgrade using the key that i will get from DR?

Welcome to Seven Forums, acegolfer!

If you have Home Premium installed and get the Professional version, and the Professional key, you should be able to load in the Professional version and activate it with that key.
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A:Upgrade from Win7 Home to Professional

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The 7Pro upgrade is becoming more difficult to find.

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Hello jhamidi, welcome to Seven Forums!

You will find some answers at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa

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thank you!

One license one PC.
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A:Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium?

Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt

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I dont know whether your student deal is the same as the Digitalriver student upgrade deal that used to be available for $29.99. The iso's for those are available, download them only if you have a genuine upgrade key.

MS/Digital River Student ISO Links

Also see this thread.

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should be able to upgrade...
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Hello Don, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this going to be installed in another computer, or are you having both hard drives in your current computer to dual boot?

Do you have separate product key number for the second installation?

If it's going to be installed on a separate computer and you have a second key to activate with, then yeah you could do a clean install with it like in the tutorial below.

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We bought an upgrade pack at retail to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 Home Premium.

Can only be used as a Upgrade, from Win XP or Vista.

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YES & NO, down to your UEFI/BIOS firmware setting.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Baddcog

This is supposed to be easy?

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None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

The problem is in bold. Once you disable those services all bets are off on the network sharing being functional until all your required networking services are all enabled and set to automatic.

You shot yourself in the foot by doing that and disabling those services doesn't do much to improve system performance.

The reason that file and printer sharing isn't staying on is because you disabled the service it requires.
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A:Win7 upgrade

and welcome to the Forum

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Quote: Originally Posted by alex21

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Quote: Originally Posted by zacdolski

Hi all,

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Quote: Originally Posted by Stevo

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