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(Solved) - Win8-RP to Win8-RTM upgrade with cversion.ini hack

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  • Started 2 years ago by bmwbiker
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bmwbiker
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Has anyone tried the upgrade to RTM saving all your settings and apps from Release Preview using the cversion.ini hack? I've heard that it apparently works with no apparent problems, but I'd like to hear about others experience. If you're not familiar with the hack see

http://www.computerworld.com/s.....ews_to_RTM

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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I haven't used a hack, but I have used Windows Easy Transfer successfully.

Posted 2 years ago
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bmwbiker
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Thanks for your response, Xhi. Did you use it to transfer settings and apps or just personal files?

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Just Files and settings, Apps must be installed.

Posted 2 years ago
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bmwbiker
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I did it using the install hack as described above and it worked beautifully -- saved all my apps, desktop modifications, and start menu configuration. I only had to reinstall a couple of non-standard items. What a time saver!

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Fhirkin9
Fhirkin9
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Does this hack require a previous Win license? Or did I waste my money on Win8 Pro OEM?

Posted 1 year ago
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bmwbiker
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@Fhirkin
You still need a Win8 product key.

Posted 1 year ago
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bmwbiker
Posts: 18

Lest anyone construe this hack as piracy, let me point out that the method requires a legitimate copy of an earlier Windows version (XP, Vista, or 7) and a product key to complete the install. However, if you have installed all your apps on RP and tweaked it to your satisfaction, the method saves a lot of time and effort. Nonetheless, the EULA is so broad and all encompassing it is probably a violation of that agreement. You are advised.

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