windows 8 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by OSMAN, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    anyone tried to upgrade with this leaked build ?
     
  2. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    I tried upgrade from Win7 Sp1 to Win8 M1 and didn't work, but from RTM should work as canouna said :D
     
  3. ASV93

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    It's logic. You can't upgrade Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 7* !!!!

    *The leaked build is same as Win7 ISO excluding install.wim.
     
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  4. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    I would do it in VMWare Workstation 8 (because that works on Windows 8) but I don't have it :( any place I can get it? :D
     
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  8. mallo

    mallo MDL Junior Member

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    lol where did you find this? Please share :rolleyes:
     
  9. Deano019S

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    #9 Deano019S, May 16, 2011
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    Cannot Upgrade from Win7 Pro to Windows 8 Build 7955

    Hi All,
    I have been reading this forum for quite a while now, and decided to make an account today. I have a problem. I want to upgrade my installed copy of Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Build 7955 :confused:. I have been trying to do this via USB (as I am using a netbook), but I get up to the 'what type of installation do you want' screen, click Upgrade installation (the screen showing 'checking compatability' shows up) and then I get an error message stating 'To upgrade from one edition of Windows 7 to another edition of Windows 7, use Windows Anytime Upgrade. Cancel the upgrade and.....'

    Anyone successfully 'upgraded' to Windows 8 build 7955? If so how?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Dean:wavetowel2::wavetowel2:
     
  10. In©ž

    In©ž MDL Member

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    ive got it on my forum ;)
     
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    In©ž MDL Member

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    we knew that lol
     
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  12. Deano019S

    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for the responses. I have modified some registry values and I have actually passed the 'Checking Compatibility' stage!! Changed the following values:
    EditionID: Ultimate >>>Was [Professional]
    InstallationType: Server >>>Was [Client]
    ProductName: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate >>>Was [Windows 7 (TM) Professional]

    So far, so good!
    Thanks,
    Dean
     
  13. Deano019S

    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    Hahah, Thanks.
    Will post results xD
     
  14. Deano019S

    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys,
    Setup just failed with the error message on the first page :(
    bit.ly/iYYmVN

    Anyone have any other ideas??
    Thanks,
    Dean
     
  15. kldpdas

    kldpdas MDL Member

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    You installed from within windows or booted from the usb?
     
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    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    I installed within Windows as this is the only way to do an 'upgrade' installation
     
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  18. Deano019S

    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    I'm pretty sure I'm using the original Windows 8 installer - It has let me install on other PC's.
    But I ran Windows 8 ISO Verifier and the message came up 'Sorry, ISO does not match the hash database. You may have a tampered ISO. If you are scanning Windows 8 Build 7959 x64 Server (which I'm not), only the BA ISO hash is stored in our database.

    So what exactly does this mean? What should I do now?
     
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    kldpdas, would you be able to direct me to the whereabouts of the Originial Windows 8 installer (the page the post is on and who wrote it please)

    Thanks,
    Dean
     
  20. Deano019S

    Deano019S MDL Novice

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    This may sound confusing, but I am doing it as:
    1. This is a school netbook. I have two cloned partitions with windows 7 pro on them. 1 is for Windows 7 Pro (don't touch that) and the other is for trying to upgrade Windows 7 pro, to Windows 8 Build 7955.
    2. Why do I want to upgrade? - I keep all my network settings etc, and since I can't join the domain myself and whatnot, I want to be able to use windows 8 on my netbook at school to show it off to people and to also still be using the network with Windows 8.
    3. I get bored easily :p
    Lol any questions?