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Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Won’t Work With XP

Sunday, December 1st, 2013 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 8

Robert writes:

In What Can I Do About The End of XP Support you say to run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. You can’t run Upgrade Assistant if you are running Vista or XP. You can only run it if you are running Windows 7.

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant should work with XP.  Make sure you are running Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant and not Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. They are featured on the same download page from Microsoft.

The 8.1 Upgrade Assistant will not run with XP. However, 8.1 and have very similar requirements, so if your computer will work with 8, it will probably work with 8.1.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Won’t Work With XP”

  1. Kenneth Moffett says:

    I would doubt there are many XP setups that can really handle an upgrade to Windows 8 adequately. Best to buy an updated computer and use the old XP for offline work.

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