Upgrading Win XP to 8.1 using .iso file


  • I have downloaded the WIN 8.1 32bit .iso file, extracted, and burned the files to a DVD, but when I click 'setup.exe' I hit an error:

    "The procedure entry point __CxxFrameHandler3 could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll"

    I have gone through this process twice with the same result, where do I go from here? How do I fix this?  I'm trying to update Windows XP to Windows 8.1.


    Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:42 AM


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  • I also hit this second error message:

    The file 'autorun.dll' could not be loaded or is corrupt. Setup cannot continue. Error code is [0x7F]


    Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:49 AM
  • You can't update from XP to 8.1. Use a clean install.

    "Windows 8.1 Preview upgrade installations from Windows Vista and Windows XP aren’t supported."


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    Saturday, August 10, 2013 7:28 AM
  • Hello,

    You cannot upgrade from XP but you should be able to run setup.exe.

    I would check msvcrt.dll to make sure it wasn't replaced by another application and if it was to put back the correct OS  version

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 7:07 PM