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Solution to upgrading to 8.1 with a moved User folder?

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2 years ago#1
The problem:
1. You can move the User folder to a different partition than the system partition using audit mode as part of the install process.

2. Windows 8.1's Store upgrade expects the User folder to be on the system partition. It will refuse to upgrade if the folder has been moved.

3. The upgrade key only download will generate a separate Windows 8.1 key than 8 key. This key is matched to the Windows 8 upgrade key you originally entered. This means the 8.1 key will be Pro or Ultimate and would not work with a standard 8 key.
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2 years ago#2
restore the folder to default while the update installs, then move it back to your specific folder after is done?
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2 years ago#3
Windows 7
2 years ago#4
Solved it.

1. Create a bootable USB with the download program. Write down the upgrade key for future.
2. Create a file named ei.cfg in /sources on the USB stick with the following content
[EditionID]
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0
3. Save ei.cfg

This will cause the installer to pull the key from the BIOS, if there is an integrated key.
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"...Ashley takes on Lord Blazer alone in a white cape with flowing rockstar hair while playing his impossibly cool sword as a guitar..." - LBoksha
2 years ago#5
Rexdragon125 posted...
Windows 7


Aren't you clever, hyuk hyuk hyuk


Shut up.
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