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Installed applications are deleted after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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  • Hi,

    We are have an on-going project to upgrade Windows 8 computers to Windows 8.1. To cut the story short, applications installed for some computers affected by the upgrade are not retained once upgraded to Windows 8.1. We had to reinstall the applications after the upgrade which made the upgrade process much longer. Does anyone know how to prevent installed applications from being deleted upon upgrade?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Friday, June 15, 2018 2:20 AM

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  • By the way, we are upgrading through SCCM using a packaged installer from Microsoft's website. We not upgrading through Windows Store.
    Monday, June 18, 2018 12:56 AM
  • Hi,

    What's type of these application?

    Windows Store app>>Windows 8.1 come with some new built-in apps and will update or replace some of your existing built-in apps. Your existing Windows Store apps don't come with you, but once the update is complete, you can reinstall all of these apps at once—or just the ones you want.

    Desktop app>>In most cases, you won't need to do anything—most desktop apps will work normally after the update.

    Generally, SCCM will automatically initiate the in-place upgrade process by invoking the Windows setup program (Setup.exe) with the necessary command-line parameters to perform an automated upgrade, which preserves all data, settings, apps, and drivers.


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    Monday, June 18, 2018 1:41 AM
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    • Edited by neyla12 Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:11 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2018 2:09 AM