UpDown8 - Windows 7/8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by Tito, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Interesting observation. I guess it makes sense to save some of the older versions of OS ISOs/ Setups.
     
  2. arnold800

    arnold800 MDL Novice

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    Interested in doing the same thing -going from win8pro on one machine to win8 bing. Putting pro lic on another machine.

     
  3. stromar

    stromar MDL Novice

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    Can this app also include 8.1 version. Currently, 1.5 version, doesn't support this :(
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Does it not work? I'm pretty sure it modifies the same registry key.
     
  5. stromar

    stromar MDL Novice

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    It changes the registry, but with value Windows 8 Core instead Windows 8.1 Core.
    Or is this expected?
    My goal is to use legal 8.1 Core key on un-activated 8.1 Pro installation without additional clean install. Any way to reach this goal?
    Tnx, E
     
  6. stromar

    stromar MDL Novice

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    Just now I tried what crashnburn suggested few posts above: For me sources\setup.exe reported the same issue as for him, bit after I tried executing setup.exe from the root of the DVD all went fine :)
     
  7. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    the pkeyconfig file wouldn't allow the key to be installed. You need a Windows 8.1 Pro product key if you are going to use Windows 8.1 Pro.
     
  8. stromar

    stromar MDL Novice

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    I know. My goal was to use Core legal key on existing installation (Pro). I disn't mode downgrading edition, I just didn't know how to.
    Then, after using updown8 and executing setup from core installation DVD in root, all went fine.
    Tnx.
     
  9. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    #289 Edwe, Jul 30, 2015
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    Hia
    I want to go upgrade to win 10, have win 7 Enterprise (aktivated with CODYQX4's KMS tool) and going to downgrade to win 7 pro first.
    My guess is I'l have to activate the Win7Pro after the downgrade, or?

    If yes whats the simpliest solution?

    Regards

    Update: The Ansver were given in Another post, thanx
    Sorry Im not alow to add a link:31:

    Its in Windows 10 KMS Activation post post £230
    Q: "So all KMS activated Windows 8.1 are getting a generic MAK key, similar to how retail gets a generic retail key?"
    A: "Exactly :D."
     
  10. xiz

    xiz MDL Novice

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    Did you download the image through Media Creation Tool or somewhere else?
    murphy78's image didn't work for me either, by the way.
     
  11. vacaloca

    vacaloca MDL Novice

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    I don't remember where I got it honestly, but with the filename it came up on Google... possibly I found a torrent of it. It also comes up on archive.org, but I can't post a link.
     
  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @Guys

    Please use MSDN ISOs for downgrading; looks like murphy78's AIOs have issues. Besides, MDL doesn't support homebrew releases.

    :)
     
  13. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    #293 Edwe, Jul 31, 2015
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    hmm, thought I've got it but now its seems that if i do as I first though it will be marked as MAK.

    So I try again

    Hia
    I want to go upgrade to win 10, have win 7 Enterprise (activated with CODYQX4's KMS tool)

    What is the best way to do this?

    Right now this is my plan:
    1 - uninstall Microsoft Toolkit from Cody
    2 - downgrade with updown8 from Tito to Win 7 PRO
    3 - patch with tool from DAZ
    4 - check activation
    5 - wait a week or tree :)
    6 - upgrade to Win10

    Is this right? comments and suggestions apriciated!

    Tnx guys, U realy rocks
     
  14. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @Edwe

    Kinda; but I would rather skip 5 & 6 & download ISO from Microsoft & upgrade.

    :)
     
  15. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    haha, tnx Tito :thumbsup:
    But I'd rather hang here :aerobueke: 4 a while and se what cinda funs :wallbash:happening b4 upgrade :rolleyes:
     
  16. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    by the way :cheers:

    TGIF
     
  17. leaninonlife

    leaninonlife MDL Novice

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    Is anyone else having an issue where after going through the Upgrade procedure and restarting the computer, it boots into a black screen with a flickering mouse?

    I've read that this is caused by a graphics driver potentially or conflict of software...

    I've tried to upgrade about 4 times already and always get this result.

    I'm attempting to do it with a more appropriate setup disc (rather than the murphy78) this next go around and if that fails remove my display driver. (This will also be my first time using this tool as I've previously been using the manual registry edits but I'm very familiar after reading up on the process by now)

    I currently have a Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise running on a Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G1.Sniper M5 (on board Intel HD Graphics 4600), Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz, 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1197MHz and two 760 Ti's with SLI disabled for now.
     
  18. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Windows 7 or Windows 8.0/8.1 Enterprise will UPGRADE/Activate to Windows 10 Pro, with NO ISSUE, anyway mine did, on Desktop and Laptop.
    once Activated, Clean Install and still 100% Activated. YES REMOVE ANY KMS PROGRAM AND ALSO REMOVE THE SCHEDULE.
    ps: I also never used Step 3, 4, 5.
    check activation and let MS do the WU Upgrade I also tested the MS Creation Tool DL the proper ISO, uncompressed and ran SETUP skip any key.
    still works. 100%

    PS: Tito thanks much for the UP/Down I have tested from Ent to Pro to Core, and back to Pro and Ent.
    works perfect every time...
     
  19. joand

    joand MDL Novice

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    #299 joand, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015

    Hi,

    I'd like to downgrade from Windows 8.1 enterprise N to Windows 8.1 pro.
    I don't have an MSDN account to get the iso. Can I use one downloaded through the Windows 8.1 media creation tool available on microsoft website? (sorry I'm not allowed to post the link because I don't have enough posts on this forum)
    thanks :)

    EDIT: I tried to do so bu the installation failed.

    Here are the logs from C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\Panther:


    setuperr:

    2015-08-19 12:42:57, Error SP CallPidGenX: PidGenX function failed on this product key. (hr =

    0x8a010101)
    2015-08-19 12:43:35, Error CONX ConX::Compatibility::CSystemAbstraction::HostCanTransmog:

    _DismGetTargetEditions failed. HRESULT = 0x800f0805.[gle=0x0000007a]
    2015-08-19 12:43:35, Error CONX CEditionChecker failed. Failed to determine whether host can be

    transmoged to Professional.. HRESULT = 0x800f0805
    2015-08-19 12:43:35, Error CONX ConX::Compatibility::CCompatibilityHost::SetScanResult: Compat scan from

    provider wsc:setup: failed. HRESULT = 0x800f0805
    2015-08-19 12:44:24, Error SP CSetupPlatform::ResurrectNewSystem: Failure: Win32Exception: \\?\C:\

    $WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\newsystem.dat: Le fichier spécifié est introuvable (file not found). [0x00000002] __cdecl

    UnBCL::FileStream::FileStream(const class UnBCL::String *,enum UnBCL::FileMode,enum UnBCL::FileAccess,enum

    UnBCL::FileShare,unsigned long)[gle=0x00000002]
    2015-08-19 12:44:27, Error SP CallPidGenX: PidGenX function failed on this product key. (hr =

    0x8a010101)
    2015-08-19 12:54:04, Error [0x0803b6] MIG Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQL$SQLSECIB.

    NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD
    2015-08-19 12:54:04, Error [0x0803b6] MIG Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool.

    NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD
    2015-08-19 12:54:13, Error SP Failed to open WinPE DISM session. Error: 0x80070714[gle=0x0000007a]
    2015-08-19 12:54:14, Error SP Operation failed: Gather Drivers. Error: 0x80070714[gle=0x000000b7]
    2015-08-19 12:54:14, Error CONX Failed to apply the new system. Error code is [0x80004005]

    [gle=0x000000b7]
    2015-08-19 12:54:28, Error CONX Setup has encountered an error. Error code is [0x80004005]

    [gle=0x00000012]
    2015-08-19 12:54:28, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Media::CDialogModelDownlevelInstall::NotifyMessage: Error message is displayed at time of downlevel execution: Échec de l’installation de Windows 8.1 (installation of Windows 8.1 failed)[gle=0x00000012]

    This forum doesnt allow me to post setupact.log (too many characters, and can't post links)

    I have no log files on the folder C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\Rollback, only 2 files: checkpoint.info and rollbackinfo.inf

    Could anyone help me? thank you very much!
     
  20. joand

    joand MDL Novice

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    actually, I finally got an MSDN iso, but the installation still fails.
    here's the setuperr.log:

    2015-08-19 21:36:07, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Media::CWizardPagePresenterAutoProductKey::OnActivate: Starting Keyless Validation.
    2015-08-19 21:36:19, Error SP CSetupPlatform::ResurrectNewSystem: Failure: Win32Exception: \\?\C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\newsystem.dat: Le fichier sp�cifi� est introuvable. [0x00000002] __cdecl UnBCL::FileStream::FileStream(const class UnBCL::String *,enum UnBCL::FileMode,enum UnBCL::FileAccess,enum UnBCL::FileShare,unsigned long)[gle=0x00000002]
    2015-08-19 21:36:58, Error SP CallPidGenX: PidGenX function failed on this product key. (hr = 0x8a010101)
    2015-08-19 21:46:35, Error [0x0803b6] MIG Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQL$SQLSECIB. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD
    2015-08-19 21:46:35, Error [0x0803b6] MIG Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD
    2015-08-19 21:46:41, Error SP Failed to open WinPE DISM session. Error: 0x80070714[gle=0x0000007a]
    2015-08-19 21:46:41, Error SP Operation failed: Gather Drivers. Error: 0x80070714[gle=0x000000b7]
    2015-08-19 21:46:41, Error CONX Failed to apply the new system. Error code is [0x80004005][gle=0x000000b7]
    2015-08-19 21:46:56, Error CONX Setup has encountered an error. Error code is [0x80004005]
    2015-08-19 21:46:56, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Media::CDialogModelDownlevelInstall::NotifyMessage: Error message is displayed at time of downlevel execution: Échec de l’installation de Windows 8.1

    thanks