Can Someone convert windows 8 consumer preview to rtm

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by slyfox30, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. slyfox30

    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    #1 slyfox30, Dec 24, 2012
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    convert windows 8 consumer preview to rtm? If this is possible can someone point me to the thread or directions of how to do it? I tried the search and nothing came up.TY
     
  2. damianfox

    damianfox MDL Senior Member

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    It's not possible, You'll have to re-install RTM fresh
     
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  3. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    If you mean "Upgrade it" to RTM, you can do that
     
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    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    No I meant convert.. now that I know that. After upgrading to RTM can it be Pro+WMC? In other words Do I need to activate before the upgrade?Ty two for the replys
     
  5. moderate

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    #5 moderate, Dec 24, 2012
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    Every single file (nearly) in CP is different from RTM... (there is NO such thing as conversion to RTM) :)
    Make a clean disk, then install RTM and activate with key you've bought to avoid rubbish from deprecated version.

    If you have upgrade key only:
    1. Make clean disk (for example boot from Paragon 2011 Suite Recovery CD)
    2. Install W8 Pro VL
    3. In it run setup from W8 Pro Retail, enter key and install it.
    4. Turn on Features you use (like Telnet, Simple TCPIP, Hyper-V, .NET v3.5... etc.)
    5. Install language pack
    6. Install all updates from WU
    7. Add WMC and enter another bought key.
    8. Run cleanmgr.exe with admin rights! and delete two items: (12GB + 6GB) (backup from VL files and installation files)