UpDown8 - Windows 7/8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper

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  1. Tito

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  2. Tito

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    #2 Tito, Aug 26, 2012
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    I want some informations to make this app better :g:

    # Whether it is language independent or not.
    # Upgrade/downgrade from Enterprise Eval is possible or not. (At least downgrade is possible)
    # More upgrade paths from Windows 7 to Windows 8 & Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012.

    Please help...
     
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    #3 Tito, Aug 26, 2012
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    Thanks for the movement :hug2:
     
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    Well Done Tito, it is always great find new tools on MDL, i appreciate your hard work !!:worthy::worthy: even i will never use Windows 8

    EHM... can you add option to upgrade to Windows 7?
    :laie: :laie:

    just joking, added to my collection anyway:spoton::spoton:
     
  5. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Very cool application. I like of batch scripts also, was the first programming mode that I learned in my life.. :D

    On the next versions you can add the support for Windows 7 / Vista detecting what the registry entry by kernel var on registry (6.0~6.2)...
     
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  6. WIKIMACK

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    hi Tito, always great works.

    in my collection MDL , thanks.:D:worthy:
     
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  7. cepheid46e2

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    This would be very handy but I'm unable to access the link. :(
     
  8. Tito

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    #8 Tito, Aug 27, 2012
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    Thanks... but there is some checking ;)

    Code:
    REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CurrentVersion | FINDSTR 6.2 >NUL
    IF ERRORLEVEL 1 cls & echo Supports only Windows 8 RTM!!! & ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 >nul & goto MAINMENU
    
     
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  9. smartboyhw

    smartboyhw MDL Language Packs Specialist

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    Good job mate, one of the best tools:)
     
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    #10 Tito, Aug 27, 2012
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    Mediafire mirror added.

    :)
     
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    @Daz

    I'm hugely 'inspired' by the layout of the Windows Loader post... hope you don't mind.

    ;) :D
     
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    #13 Paiva, Aug 27, 2012
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    Despite not being a fan of the No. 1 W8, I like your tool. :p

    Good luck for future versions!

    Regards
     
  14. jimlaman8

    jimlaman8 MDL Novice

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    I tried your downgrader.. going back down from MCE to Windows 8 pro..

    On one test case, running the exe even in admin mode didnt work, as when i put in the win 8 pro media, it only had the option to just save files (no in place upgrade)..

    So I had to run the registry file manually.

    In the other case, in a VM.. it worked fine.. however, after rebooting and "upgrading", the start screen is mangled.. half of the tiles are blank and the ones that are there have "appextravel" and "microsoft.xbox" and "appexmaps" and do not work if clicked.
     
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    Version 1.1 released!!!
     
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    Tried to downgrade from Windows 8 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8 Core but it does not downgrade. Activation lost due to upgrading with the key available everywhere.... o_O

    Is there a way to get out of this mess, as it does not accept my genuine msdn key for Windows 8 core, it requires another media center key which is not available...
     
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    Thats weird :g:

    None of my testing shows this type of errors. After downgrading, try to reset the system.
     
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  18. Tito

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    Obviously!!!

    Use this tool, then do the downgrade by a Windows 8 iso, which has CORE edition in it.
     
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    awesome tool. thnx. :)
     
  20. jimlaman8

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    A restart did not fix it unfortunately.