UpDown8 - Windows 7/8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper

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  2. gekraft

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    #222 gekraft, Jul 22, 2014
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    I still can't get it to downgrade to Core.
    I tried several Installation dvds, but no success.
    I'm still getting the error "This Upgradepath is not supported".
    Any idea?:confused:
     
  3. redsox83381

    redsox83381 MDL Novice

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    Registered just to post this tip. The instructions say you must run "setup.exe" for "/sources". That did not work for me and resulted in "This upgrade path is not supported".

    I ran the "setup.exe" from the root of the DVD and it upgraded perfectly. (From Enterprise Eval to Enterprise).

    Thanks OP for your awesome program!
     
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  5. Al_aka_Silas

    Al_aka_Silas MDL Novice

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    Hi everyone,
    This tool seems exactly what I was searching for. I accidentially upgraded from Win 8.1 to the Pro Version (with a standard key) and now can't activate. So I want to go back, without installing all the programs etc. again. Unfortunately I have a OEM windows. Acer Support Chat says i could make a Recovery USB stick and that this would be the only "installation medium" that would work with my key and my laptop. They suggest to just reset everything, which is not what i want. Now there are a lot of questions:

    1) Does UpDown8 keep my system 'untouched' except for the windows downgrade? (will all programs still work, data still there...)
    2) can I use the recovery stick with UpDown8?
    3) If not, is there any way to download an Win8.1 version (for USB, i don't have a CD-drive) to use with UpDown8 and somehow make it work with my OEM key? (This would be nice because I could also skip the update from 8.1)

    I don't want to mess up my system, but it would be nice to have everything back to normal. If nothing works, I will keep the unactivated win8.1 pro and solve the problem when I have more time in my hand.
    I hope someone can help
    Thanks a lot
    Alex
     
  6. Tito

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  7. Al_aka_Silas

    Al_aka_Silas MDL Novice

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    #227 Al_aka_Silas, Oct 17, 2014
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    So if I get it right:
    I just write down the OEM: DM key, download the right Iso for installation and than use UpDown8 with that iso?
    I have the Core Version. I guess i don't need to download all the languages that are included in the ISO download. So after downloading I can make a 'Language ISO' by executing the respective 'language exe' and then use the new Iso to make a bootable USB (by Rufus)?
    Does it matter for the whole activation/downgrade which language I choose?
    Since i had win8 and would use a win8.1 iso, I would have to use the generic key for installation. and the OEM: DM key afterwards for activation.
    The OEM: DM key is always the same, i.e. won't change after installing win8.1 pro?

    and just to be safe: will UpDown8 keep my programs and data?
     
  8. Tito

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    @Al_aka_Silas

    Sorry for late reply.

    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. Yes, both source & destination OS should be in same language.
    4. Yes.
    5. Yes.

    But I advise you to go for a fresh installation.
     
  9. EltonJohn

    EltonJohn MDL Novice

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    "Upgrade" from Enterprise Evaluation 8.1 x64 to regular enterprise did not work for me. "This upgrade path is not supported".
     
  10. zivchaim

    zivchaim MDL Novice

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    thanks great program
     
  11. SetiroN

    SetiroN MDL Novice

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    Is there any way to switch between normal and N editions?
     
  12. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    To do the job with a small tool is very nice of the team work.I'll put it in my tool box.Thank you all.:)
     
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  13. Compiller

    Compiller MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to convert Windows 2012/2012R2 versions?
     
  14. Dufhz

    Dufhz MDL Junior Member

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    Btw its also possible to downgrade sku when upgrading between os, not that I recommend it but just saying.
    Ex Windows 8.1 Enterprise --> Windows 10 Professional.
     
  15. Hannan

    Hannan MDL Novice

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    Thank you heaps, it just saved my time..
     
  16. asdfuck

    asdfuck MDL Novice

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    If I do the repair install after the change, will I lose any installed things? Do I need to make Windows updates again? Will Office still work? Do drivers work?
     
  17. sandy-bridge

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    It's not working for me. Windows 8.1, Core to Pro. I ran setup.exe in the sources folder, but choosing Upgrade just results in an error - this upgrade path is not supported.
     
  18. Tito

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  19. jehangir

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    please send me the link of updown8 v1.3 to my e-mail adress......
    please send the link soon or upload the link of updown8 v1.3 and inform me please.....
     
  20. Tito

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    Why don't you use latest v1.5?