Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Upgrade

MeskyT

New Member
So, just 4 days ago I upgraded my PC’s OS to Windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista Home Premium. The Windows 7 isn’t yet activated (as my final destination isn’t it) and is operating within its 30 days grace period. So, I tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 with a product key but it wouldn’t work. I want to keep my installed applications, settings and files intact. So, what seems to be the problem?

(1) Is it because the Windows 7 isn’t activated?

(2) Is it because direct upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 not possible, and have to first upgrade to Windows 8.0 instead and then upgrade to Windows 8.1? I read so in a Microsoft forum website.

(3) Is it because both (1) and (2) are true?


Please someone help! Thanks!
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
There is no technical limitation upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. I'd say the license isn't for 8.1 or it is an OEM license which is not transferable.
 
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