Win 7 to Win 8.1 without Windows 8 possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TheWildOne, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    I have a Windows 7 pre installed on my laptop. I also have a Windows 8 Pro license.

    Is it possible to upgraded directly from Windows 7->8.1 without going to Windows 8?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    you can upgrade to 8.1 directly but you cannot keep programs
     
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  3. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    That is fine with me but how? I tried the Win 8.1 ISO but it wont accept my Win 8 Key .
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    it certainly won't because you cannot install 8.1 with a 8 key. You need to use a gerenic key first and then activate with your 8 key
     
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