Upgrading Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro WMC

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by youter10o, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. youter10o

    youter10o MDL Novice

    Dec 21, 2014
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    Hi,
    I have been using Windows 8 for a while now, but thanks to a bug with the WiFi drivers, I get random BSODs. So I now want to update to 8.1, I downloaded the streamlined esd from this thread that has ESD images. I got the 9600.17050.winblue_refresh.140317-1640_x64fre_client_professionalwmc_en-us-ir3_cpwmca_x64frer_en-us_esd_a299e83532797ab5bd1fae7b2a572256512f7ed6.esd file and made it into a iso and I used a Pro WMC installation key from pastebin.

    The problem is that I get only Data Only and Clean Install as options, I don't know why. This is a valid upgrade path and I do get the update in the store.

    Why do I get only two options ?
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
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    It shows in Host SKU Info that you have Professional only (without WMC). I could be wrong but I believe the Edition/SKU needs to be the same, e. g. Professional -> Professional or ProWMC -> ProWMC. WMC capability is usually added via Add Features (or Clean Install) only.
     
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