Hi guys. Back again.
As you probably deduced from the title, I'm trying to upgrade my OS to 8.1.
I have no product key. But the instructions I followed told me it was unnecessary in order to upgrade. I have Win 8 64 bits and I'm installing from a thumbdrive, to which I downloaded 8.1.
I follow instructions to create a small textfile called 'ei.cfg' in the 'sources' subdirectory. I didn't see any clarification about where I should put this file, on the thumbdrive or on the hard drive. So I put the file in both places.
I kick off the upgrade by clicking on the setup.exe file. A few things take place that seem routine and then I get to the point where 'setup' is getting going and I am halted.
The instructions I'vr been following (I think the search for instructions led me to Paul Thurott's website) aren't helping.
Do you guys have any ideas how I can get this done. I know you're the most capable guys I have run across (egregious brownnosing) so let me know if you'd be so kind.
Jack Lavelle -