Going from Enterprise to Pro w/out losing apps ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by guillaumeiii, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. guillaumeiii

    guillaumeiii MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to "upgrade" Windows 8 Enterprise and make it be Windows 8 Pro while keeping my softwares ?
    I downloaded the Pro .iso, but when launching setup, it only proposes me to keep my files. I wish I could keep my installed software too, because I have lots installed and I don't want to install everything again...

    Is there some sort of tricks to keep them ?

    By software, I mean all software, such as Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, Photoshop...(not just Metro apps).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  3. CuteBirdy

    CuteBirdy MDL Junior Member

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    Wouldn't that invalidate your activation for the Enterprise though?
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  5. guillaumeiii

    guillaumeiii MDL Novice

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    Oh that's great. But then, would just that enable the MediaFoundation codecs needed to have Media Playback in the Metro applications ?

    I guess it wont install them :eek:. Might be easier to make these codecs work in Enterprise...