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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for Windows 7 Ultimate

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  • I downloaded Windows 8 Pro 32 bit from Technet. I tried doing an upgrade to my laptop that was running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit edition. When the upgrade started, I was not given the option to save my applications and settings but only my personal information. I tried doing the upgrade multiple times and had the same result. Finally, went ahead and agreed to just save my personal information. After doing the upgrade, the laptop re-booted a number of times and then I finally got an upgrade failure message. The message went on to say that it was going to revert back to my original Windows 7 Ulimate.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas? Please help.

    Bob

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:55 PM

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  • Well, in my case my laptop was Windows 7 Ultimate installed and I tried to upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise. At the beginning I choose to keep files/programs/settings, but then I noticed that wasn't possible, since Windows 7 Ultimate is not elegible for upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise.

    Without any other option, I choose for a new instalation...30m later Windows 8 Enterprise was installed with sucess.

    Instead of upgrade, have you consider to make a new instalation with Windows 8? Probably is the solution to your problem.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:29 PM
  • Hi,

    When you revert back to Windows 7, please upload the logs in C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log to Skydrive and post the link here.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, September 03, 2012 6:10 AM
    Moderator
  • If somebody can make heads or tails out of why mine quits just as it says its time to reboot, I would appreciate it

    I hate spending money on crap that doesnt work, especially when its nearly impossible to get a refund for it

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18545083/setupact.log

    http://sdrv.ms/Y4w6sp

    • Edited by tadbanyon Friday, October 26, 2012 8:13 PM
    Friday, October 26, 2012 6:42 PM
  • I have the same issue. After installation it says that migrate settings failed and reverts back to Windows 7. Here is my setupact.log. 

    http://sdrv.ms/VO5fUd


    Anything that doesnt have a self limiting factor is of the devil.

    Friday, October 26, 2012 8:04 PM
  • Got the same upgrade failure message. I have tried to narrow down the problem without success like disabling audio card, lan, etc. . Please find my attached setupact.log.

    https://www.box.com/s/pn4w8k2h1zrdql5crvhp

    I am stuck, and not able to proceed with Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate

    Called Microsoft in Norway, they could not help much either :-(

    help would be appraciated

    best
    Arne

    Friday, October 26, 2012 8:53 PM
  • I'm getting the same error. Just as it says its going to reboot after doing the install, it tells me Setup Failed.

    Setuperrlog http://sdrv.ms/PWTVCF

    setupacct log http://sdrv.ms/S2Iox9

    No Rollback log

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:31 PM