Upgrading from Windows 8 with Media Center to 8.1, don't know where to start

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by urbanracer34, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. urbanracer34

    urbanracer34 MDL Novice

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    So I have a Windows 8 Pro machine with Media Center (legit key for both) that I'm running as a gaming and multimedia machine.

    I want to update to the RTM of 8.1 now. Where do I start?
    I want to preserve all settings and data, and avoid complete reinstallation if at all possible.

    Thanks,

    Urbanracer34
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    What media you'll use for to update? If you use bootable USB Stick or DVD, start the setup from your running windows 8's file manager and follow screen advice. It will tells you what you could keep and what need to new installed.
     
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  3. Kikoo

    Kikoo MDL Junior Member

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    Mind you he is talking about WMC here.
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  5. Kikoo

    Kikoo MDL Junior Member

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    So in other words you can update from 8.0 Pro WMC (retail) to just 8.1 Pro (retail) and from there to WMC.
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Short answer: YES!
     
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  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Yes, ProWMC is a feature upgrade key, not an install key.
    It is not intended for straight installs or Windows Upgrades.

    I'm actually a little surprised that they didn't make a double key verification in 8.1 since regular Pro is required to use the ProWMC key.
     
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