1.    24 Jul 2017 #1
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    Can I use a Windows 10 upgrade to solve Windows 8 boot issues?


    My friend's Windows 8 laptop (ASUS) is experiencing the notorious CRITICAL PROCESS DIED issue. I am unable to find a solution/fix so I wondered if I can simply download Windows 10 and upgrade via USB?
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  2.    25 Jul 2017 #2
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    You can try but the free upgrade period has expired. However, some users report the free upgrade still works. Backup the Windows 8 PC before doing this.
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  3.    25 Jul 2017 #3
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    Thanks. I thought it was a given that it still worked. Knowing it might or might not is a bummer.
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  4.    25 Jul 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by steupz View Post
    Thanks. I thought it was a given that it still worked. Knowing it might or might not is a bummer.
    It does work - end of story.
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  5.    25 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    It does work - end of story.
    Thanks, lol.
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  6.    25 Jul 2017 #6
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    You can't upgrade by booting from USB that will do a clean install. You would have to boot into Windows 8 to run the upgrade.
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  7.    25 Jul 2017 #7
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    Gotcha. Perhaps I should look around a bit more for a solution to the critical process error.
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  8.    25 Jul 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by steupz View Post
    Gotcha. Perhaps I should look around a bit more for a solution to the critical process error.
    Unless you want to do clean install, yes. If you do want to do clean install you could use this rescue disk to retrieve the Windows 8 key (using the included ShowKey Plus program) and also backup any data you want. Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    For the CRITICAL PROCESS DIED issue you could try these steps http://www.thewindowsclub.com/critic...-error-windows and if it doesn't work perhaps open another thread in the BSOD section as the title of this thread might be a bit misleading.
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  9.    25 Jul 2017 #9
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    Thanks for everyone's help. I ended up doing a clean install.
    Cheers
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