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    Anyone not do a clean install but ...

    Has anyone done a simple install from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and have it go successful. Each time I have attempted that in the past, I have had no problems. Different computer today - different windows ----

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Windows 8 and 7 are so close, it's the upgrade that have most chance to work
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    My laptop is but a bit over two years of age - 8 Gigs of RAM. I'm getting a *green* from everyone I'm asking. I think I'll take the dive --- any further advice will be appreciated.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Do make the DVD backup first.
    You can make the ISO from exe.

    Check this post by BillWindows.

    Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
    Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.
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