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Is there a way to upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

    Question

  • I downloaded the Win 8 Enterprise Evalutation (as well as the win 8 consumer experience) but have not been able to evaluate Win 8 as neither will successfully install

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can refer this Windows 8 Upgrade Path:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj203353

    Upgrade to Windows Enterprise (Volume License)

    You can upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise (Volume License) from the following operating system editions:

    • Windows 7 Professional (Volume License)
    • Windows 7 Enterprise (Volume License)

    You can run the installation with Windows 7. By the way, Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation has 90 day trial. It will be expire. You can keep both Windows 7 and Windows 8 Enterprise via dual boot.

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 24, 2012 7:37 AM
    Moderator

All replies

    • Thereis no upgrade path from Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview to the Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8. If you have already installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview, you will be required to perform a clean install. The installation process will automatically create a Windows.old folder that contains all files from your Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview installation. 

    Trevor Embleton MCITP

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:57 PM
  • Trevor

    I was never successful in installing the Consumer Preview, so i am running Window 7 professional - 64bit and was trying to install the Win 8 enterprise evaluation

    John


    • Edited by Jcharlj3 Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:14 PM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:13 PM
  • Hi,

    You can refer this Windows 8 Upgrade Path:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj203353

    Upgrade to Windows Enterprise (Volume License)

    You can upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise (Volume License) from the following operating system editions:

    • Windows 7 Professional (Volume License)
    • Windows 7 Enterprise (Volume License)

    You can run the installation with Windows 7. By the way, Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation has 90 day trial. It will be expire. You can keep both Windows 7 and Windows 8 Enterprise via dual boot.

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 24, 2012 7:37 AM
    Moderator
  • John, Sorry,, so yes as per Leo's link: windows 7 pro to either windows 8 pro or windows 8 enterprise VL (no system settings)

    Trevor Embleton MCITP

    Friday, August 24, 2012 9:53 PM