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Install from Back Up

Hi all,

I had SAS 9.4 on my computer that recently died.  Luckily, I had backed up SAS on my external.   My new computer is a Windows 8.1 64 bit where my old one was a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.  I tried to install it from the drive and I got the error that I am trying to install SAS on a machine with a different operating system than the version requires.  Can anybody help me?

Kelly

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Re: Install from Back Up

I suspect changing the license from Windows 7 to 8 is going to be needed.

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Re: Install from Back Up

If you've got Update 1 installed on top of Windows 8.1, it's likely you're running into the problem described at:

http://support.sas.com/kb/52/767.html

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Re: Install from Back Up

How did you install 9.4 the first time? Was it from a SAS Software Depot or from install media (DVD or a disk image of install media)?

In both cases you should install the second time from the same source - either the SAS Software Depot or the install media. 

New Contributor
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Re: Install from Back Up

Thank you! I am going to try and re install from the disk tomorrow

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