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How to install Win 8.1 Preview in an existing VHD installation?

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  • Hi,

    I have a Win 8 Pro running on a VHD (dual boot, not Hyper-V).

    How can I install the Win 8.1 preview?

    I tried installing from the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files, but I get the message: «This PC can't run Windows 8.1 Preview».

    Thanks,

    Tiago Rente.

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 9:43 AM

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  • I think upgrading a Windows doesn't work when you use native VHD boot.

    You can use this Powershell script to convert the 8.1 ISO into a new VHD:

    Convert-WindowsImage.ps1 - WIM2VHD for Windows 8!

    http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Convert-WindowsImageps1-0fe23a8f


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:59 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply, but my objective was to do the upgrade since I already have installed SW that I did not want to re-install.

    When I try to install Win 8.1 from the app store I get the following error message

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Tiago Rente.

    Friday, July 12, 2013 8:10 AM
  • this error means you have network issues:

    C:\Users\André>err 0x8024402c
    # for hex 0x8024402c / decimal -2145107924
      WU_E_PT_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED                              wuerror.h
    # Same as ERROR_WINHTTP_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED - the proxy server
    # or target server name cannot be resolved.
    # 1 matches found for "0x8024402c"


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, July 12, 2013 8:37 PM
  • Hi,

    I re-tried in another network without proxy and I got again that I cannot installed in a virtual drive.

    The error message is now

    Does this means that we are not able to test the Win8.1 Preview in a dual-boot?

    Thanks,

    Tiago Rente

    Sunday, July 14, 2013 4:27 PM
  • Looks like 0xc1900104 means that you don't have enough free space to install Windows 8.1:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1_pr-windows_install/win-81-install-error-code-0xc1900104/75817157-07e4-4a9c-8a80-534a0913d4f8


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Tiago Rente Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:49 AM
    Sunday, July 14, 2013 7:00 PM