[How-to] Upgrade Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation to Enterprise.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by woot332, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. woot332

    woot332 MDL Senior Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    #1 woot332, Jan 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
    Follow these simple steps to upgrade to enterprise:

    1. Download updown8 v1.3 here
    2. Select Enterprise edition and ok button.
    3. Insert Enterprise installation media and run sources\setup.exe
    4. Skip updates with No thanks and Select Upgrade.

    Stuff required:

    Enterprise installation media x86 or x64
    updown8 v1.3

    Xdelta Patch: Convert Enterprise Eval to Enterprise x86 & x64 here


    Q: Will this keep my metro apps too?.
    A: Yes it should work.

    Q: Hmm windows border color is white?.
    A: Use high contrast theme and select aero again.

    Q: Why is the System32\wlms\wlms.exe still present in enterprise?.
    A: wlms service folder can be safely deleted as its not part of enterprise sku.

    Q: Can Enterprise Eval be downgraded to Core or Pro.
    A: Maybe haven't tried.
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  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

    Dec 2, 2011
  3. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

    Sep 1, 2009
  4. nkemp

    nkemp MDL Novice

    May 25, 2012
    I have W8 Enterprise Eval on a tablet. Installing W8 requires installing all the drivers and from what I've read, it is not always successful. As such, can I use UpDown8 to change the W8EE to something else and then use a good W8 key to upgrade to 8.1 AND keep all the drivers?
  5. trivvit

    trivvit MDL Novice

    Feb 27, 2014
    I'm not sure how clear the instructions here are and I'm getting no use out of it right now so I will detail my steps and someone let me know what I'm doing wrong.

    1. Run UpDown
    2.Select Windows 8 Enterprise
    3.Message appears "Insert Installation Media and run Sources/setup.exe"
    4.Click ok
    5.Insert Installation USB
    6.Run souces/setup.exe
    7.Click "No Thanks" to updates, click Upgrade option
    8. "Windows 8 Enterprise Eval cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise Eval"

    I just want to know what I'm doing wrong because I'm sure that I'm using the program incorrectly.
  6. jehangir

    jehangir MDL Novice

    May 8, 2015
    I requested you to send me link of updown8 v1.3.

    I requested you to send me updown8 v1.3...and also said reason for it....send the link to me