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Windows 8 (64) Upgrade - What are the Installation Options!

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 (64) Upgrade - What are the Installation Options!

    I have downloaded the upgrade version of Windows 8 (64) - Saved as an ISO image and created a bootable DVD!

    Will I be able to boot from this DVD, rather than perform an install from within Windows 7:-

    Can I then perform a clean (Select Customize) installation on a deleted SSD (Disk 1); namely, my second SSD; rather than my first SSD, Disk 0, with the Windows 7 operating system on!

    My aim is to get Windows 8 up and running, before I delete Windows 7 (I will transfer Windows 8 to Disk 0, at this time)

    Does the installation of Windows 8 upgrade, need to see my existing Windows 7, installation on the disk it is installing on!

    If I proceed in this manner, will the Windows 8 installation procedure, recognise my Belkin Wireless Adapter, type F5D8055!

    Or will I need to install a driver - And if so, how!

    Presumably, I need to go on line to update and verify registration!

    I would appreciate advice on these matters.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows 7 install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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