I want to upgrade from Windows 8 Pro x64 to Windows 8.1 Pro x64 using the ISO file (burned out to DVD).
I start the setup.exe under Windows, but I don't have the option to keep my settings, application and files, only the files, or keep nothing.
I found the following info:
If you use the ISO file, you can only make a clean install, or you can keep your personal files, that's all.
If you want to keep your settings, apps and personalizations, you (will) have to make the upgrade from Microsoft Store - as soon as it will be available.
And yeah, it's a shame, but I can't upgrade my Windows 8 x64 Pro installation to the same version of 8.1... only to make a clean install, losing all of my settings and currently used apps. (Makes no sense for me...)
Do you have experience about it? How can I make the upgrade keeping my applications and settings, too?
I have the Windows 8 installation on a 128GB SSD drive, and less than 50% percent is available. Can it cause the problem?
How can I solve this issue?
Best Answer yowanvista , 02 September 2013 - 17:32
No, I'm using the normal Pro version:
However, now I have another question:
I'm using a German version of Windows (to practice). Can it cause the problem? So maybe a full upgrade is possible only if the languages are the same?
You'll need a German 8.1 iso or an iso with the German language packed slipstreamed. Upgrading using the the English version cannot be used if you're using another locale.Go to the full post