[Q] Updating to Windows 8.1 from 7 and keeping programs

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by negativeone, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

    Oct 16, 2009
    26
    0
    0
    Here's what I learned... You can't do a proper in place upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1 - it let's you keep your settings, but not apps. However, you can go from 7 to 8 to 8.1 and keep them.

    Does anyone know a trick around this? Or, can somebody help me find win 8 pro vl x64?

    I've been unable to find anything with the correct hash. All of the links have understandably been removed from these forums, but I REALLY don't feel like reinstalling all my apps.
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,795
    6,762
    270
    #2 EFA11, Sep 16, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
  3. negativeone

    negativeone MDL Novice

    Oct 16, 2009
    26
    0
    0
    Thanks so much. Downloading! Question though- the file name suggests that it has an activator in the image. Is that so? and if so - how could it match the SHA from MSDN?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    14,955
    19,856
    340
    Nope, it's untouched. The Pro_VL ISO contains only Professional index.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

    Apr 8, 2008
    2,279
    1,169
    90
    Use hashtab, install it and once the iso downloaded , open its properties, you'l see a new tab for hash and compare with msdn one. For activation use mtk or kmspico you have the choice. ;)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,795
    6,762
    270
  7. geobot

    geobot Guest