Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

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Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Fajah on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 am

As an experiment, I decided to take advantage of Microsoft's current upgrade price and upgrade my Windows XP partition to Windows 8 Pro. I have to say that the upgrade was successful and without issue. My LMDE partition is totally intact and dual booting works fine. The only thing is that the Grub menu lists the Windows partition as XP still, but that doesn't matter to me.

I would like to be totally on Linux (which I use most of the time), but need Windows for certain applications ..... mostly media. So for those who have been considering the upgrade, it can be done rather painlessly :)
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby karlchen on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:39 pm

Hello, Fajah.

Inside Linux Mint Debian Edition launch a terminal window and run
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sudo update-grub
This should make Grub detect the changed Windows version and display it correctly on next reboot.

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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Fajah on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:41 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, Fajah.

Inside Linux Mint Debian Edition launch a terminal window and run
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sudo update-grub
This should make Grub detect the changed Windows version and display it correctly on next reboot.

Kind regards,
Karl


That worked great! Thanks.
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Chipshotz on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:58 pm

Fajah,
I, like you, use Windows but rarely, perhaps LMDE 90% to Windows 10%. I've been considering the upgrade, mainly because I "repair" many Windows machines and they will be popping up shortly.
What do you think of the new UI?
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Oscar799 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:03 am

Lets not derail this thread into a discussion about Windows 8 thanks
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Fajah on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:59 am

Oscar799 wrote:Lets not derail this thread into a discussion about Windows 8 thanks


Not a problem. Can we further discuss it in the "Open Chat" section for I would like to respond?
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Oscar799 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Yes you can open a thread in Open Chat
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

Postby Fajah on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:29 pm

Chipshotz wrote:Fajah,
I, like you, use Windows but rarely, perhaps LMDE 90% to Windows 10%. I've been considering the upgrade, mainly because I "repair" many Windows machines and they will be popping up shortly.
What do you think of the new UI?


Go here for my initial thoughts:

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=117594
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