Windows 8 Upgrade Error Messages and How to rectify those

The first appearance of Windows 8 might seem radical with its all new features such as start screen, applications, and the Charms bar. However, the machine on which Windows 8 runs has not changed much. So, if users were able to run applications and programs on Windows 7 or other versions, then it is probable that they will run on Windows 8 too. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules in this regard. If, users face issues when running a program on Windows 8, there are several tools that aid in working the system back again.

The OS helps users in understanding and resolving various intermittent and annoying programs such as display error or program crash. To top it all, the innovative trouble-shooting tools provide ample support in restoring some of the unbootable Windows 8 versions back to full functioning at a click. The following are some commonly faced Windows 8 upgrade errors and their rectifications.

1.Find the Program

Since Windows 8 does not come with a start menu, the big challenge would be to find the appropriate program to run on the Windows 8 OS. If the user knows the name of the program then the person can launch the program from the Run box as before. For instance, if the user prefers to use a notepad, then hold the Windows key down, press R, type Notepad and then press Enter on the keyboard.

The new search tool on Windows 8 is more powerful when compared to other versions. At the start screen, type the name of the particular application and Windows 8 would list all the potential matches. Users can click on the relevant tile for loading the program.  Alternatively, the mouse cursor can be moved to the screen’s top-right corner to conduct search on the Charms Bar. Again, type the name of the program and Windows will list out all possible matches.


Programs failing to launch is a common issue faced by users while upgrading to Windows 8 and its versions. Certain low-level programs like the security tools may not run on Windows 8 unless they are updated to support the OS. On the other hand, if the program is critically important, say for example, the back-up tool, users would not be able to force run it. If subsequent problems arise with no backup, then it could spell real disaster. If the program is of less importance, for example, a game, then users can try to run it as an administrator.


If users face difficulties in launching an application or a program, then they could try another option called the Trouble-Shooter for Program Compatibility. Launch the search tool by typing Control at the start screen. Click the control panel; select category from view list; click programs; and run programs for previous versions; this will open the trouble shooter, which solves numerous problems including Windows 8 upgrade issue.

The above are some suggestions to fix errors pertaining to Windows 8 upgrade.