Upgrade from Core to Enterprise, possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Anakunda, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    Greetings,
    If I'm right the -WZT distributions installs preactivated Core edition as I see in system info dialog.
    Any chance to upgrade this to Enterprise without clean OS reinstall from Enterprise DVD?
    Beyond that I'd appreciate a link for Enterprise activation guide (if any present), hanks in advance.
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    WZT installs pro or core depending on what the Windows 8 system has in the bios. Otherwise it does not pre-activate anything. It is the exact same image that came from MS originally.

    To upgrade, I "think" all you need to do is mount the Enterprise ISO in Win8 and click setup.exe.

    As far as activation of enterprise, see this thread.
     
  3. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks, for the start, how do I at least upgrade it to Pro?

    KMSauto info says

    = Products Status: Windows
    == Windows(R), Core edition
    Product Description: Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel
    Partial Product Key: YWP43
    License Status: Licensed
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  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    You would need to download a pro or enterprise iso. See here.
     
  5. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks. I'm trying now with Enterprise ISO (run from Core desktop) and got this error:
    Windows 8.1 won't run on this computer.
    Explanation:
    System reserved partition can't be updated.

    Any resolution? I'd like to keep existing account and data if possible.