Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

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Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

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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 :)
Mr. Lawrie Mann
Toronto, Canada
Partition 1: Linux LMDE/Mate
Partition 2: Windows 8 Pro

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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

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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,
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Re: Successfully Upgraded XP Partition to Windows 8

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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.
Mr. Lawrie Mann
Toronto, Canada
Partition 1: Linux LMDE/Mate
Partition 2: Windows 8 Pro

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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

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Lets not derail this thread into a discussion about Windows 8 thanks
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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?
Mr. Lawrie Mann
Toronto, Canada
Partition 1: Linux LMDE/Mate
Partition 2: Windows 8 Pro

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Yes you can open a thread in Open Chat
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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:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=117594
Mr. Lawrie Mann
Toronto, Canada
Partition 1: Linux LMDE/Mate
Partition 2: Windows 8 Pro

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