UpDown8 - Windows 7/8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper

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  1. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Any updates?
     
  2. Tito

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    Wait for a while.. I'm little busy.
     
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  4. master131

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    #44 master131, Nov 5, 2012
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    I just downgraded from Pro WMC to Pro. I tried using this but it missed the EditionID and ProductName from Wow6432Node so I had to set those manually to Professional and Windows 8 Pro respectively (I think you've fixed it now). Then I ran the setup from the Windows 8 DVD and went through the whole process and it failed. Then I came across a post by NiFu on Eightforums saying to run setup.exe from the sources folder. That brought up an Windows 8 installation that looked alot like the one seen in Windows 7. I chose Upgrade and went through everything. Everything worked and I re-activated using a KMS server.

    ;) Just some advice if anyone else's downgrade fails for no apparent reason.
     
  5. nhymxu

    nhymxu MDL Novice

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    When I downgrade from win 8 pro with wmc to win 8 pro
    I need re-active windows ?
     
  6. marathont7

    marathont7 MDL Novice

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    UpDown8 - Windows 8 Upgrade/Downgrade Helper

    I the up/dn helper but win8 64bit still say win8 with media center also, i tried to refresh and it said i can't refresh windows to go. what does this means.
     
  7. Tito

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    Obviously..

    After using this app, you need to do an 'upgrade' installation by the installation media.
     
  8. SacredDevil666

    SacredDevil666 MDL Novice

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    i tried this new version 1.2 on a windows pro 8 with wmc to downgrade however it didn't let me to do so:( still says as windows 8 pro with windows media centre....
     
  9. Nsane2012

    Nsane2012 MDL Novice

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    I am dealing with a clients pc and i am very uneasy about using this tool can i do a downgrade without worrying about loosing clients files n such please answer thank you. I want to downgrade enterprise to pro for him. without fresh install or a file transfer.
     
  10. Tito

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    Its completely safe... just follow the instructions.
     
  11. Red_Baran

    Red_Baran MDL Novice

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    I ran this on a win8 core laptop, to try enterprises but hasnt seem to change anything. If i run it again it says it has already been converted to enterprises, Did i miss a step?
     
  12. Tito

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    After using this tool, you have to use the installation media to upgrade/downgrade.

    :D
     
  13. Red_Baran

    Red_Baran MDL Novice

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    #53 Red_Baran, Dec 15, 2012
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    how do i do that? i have the installation media but if i go to install it, it wants to do a fresh installation... i get an error that says "Windows 8 cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center."
     
  14. Tito

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    Use a fresh MSDN iso, not some modified one.
     
  15. Red_Baran

    Red_Baran MDL Novice

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    Ah thank you, that worked!
     
  16. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    If I use this method to downgrade WMC to Pro, will I lose office 2013 activation in the process?
     
  17. Tito

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    AFAIK, yes :(
     
  18. Tito

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    Then its not useful for you ;)

    Read the first post carefully; all information are there..

    :)
     
  19. PrincessLuna

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    I just tested this, Office 2013 activation stays after the "upgrade" procedure of Windows setup.
     
  20. Tito

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    Do you have Office 2013 retail activated or VL?? I have seen that VL installation needs reactivation.