Window 8 Upgrade Assistant: "Platform is not supported"

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by p a t r i c k, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. p a t r i c k

    p a t r i c k

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    Hi

    I have created a brand new virtual machine with Windows XP SP2 64 bit OS on it.

    I went to the Windows 8 upgrade site with a view to upgrading to Windows 8 Pro using the download option.

    First I downloaded the Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe. At the upgrade site it says this will check if the OS is suitable for the upgrade. However Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe has told me "Platform is not supported".

    Should I go ahead with the upgrade?

    Thank you.

    PS I have read http://kb.parallels.com/en/114985 but it does not mention Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe.
     
  2. sandbagger

    sandbagger

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    SP 2 is not supported - you need to install SP3.

    Windows update wouldn't work either so I just downloaded the SP3 install package and ran from my desktop.
     
  3. YanaYana

    YanaYana Parallels Support

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    you wont be able to keep any applications upgrading from Win XP
     
  4. p a t r i c k

    p a t r i c k

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    Thank you for your reply sandbagger. However there is no SP3 for the 64 bit version of Windows XP.

    Look at the Notes part of this web-page:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

    So, I am wondering how to upgrade to Windows 8 from 64 bit Windows XP?
     

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