I have new HP Envy laptop that came with Windows 8. I have a Windows 8 Pro CD I purchased a while back and never used. I want to upgrade to 8 Pro.
I run the setup from from 8 and it acts as its doing the upgrade. It never mentions upgrading just does a install. Reboots several times and acts as if it performed the upgrade. It stays at windows 8 and never asks for a key. I then boot off the CD and I get to an upgrade option. When I choose that option I get a message that says:
"the computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your the upgrade. (do not select ICustome (advanced) to perform an upgrade. ICustome (advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings."
I have followed these instructions several times. Deleted the windows\temp folder and performed a clean boot. There are now external devices. There are no AV programs installed. The only programs are Adobe Suite, Office 2013, and SWTOR. I am scratching my head at this point. Only thing I can think of is a total format and re-install. I would prefer to upgrade. It has become a bit of a challenge at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.