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  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Win 7 starter

    Help needed

    Um hey guys, im new here. i just wanted to ask a few questions

    so im going to build a new pc using an asrock h77 pro4/mvp and it has uefi

    so im trying to do a clean install using windows 8 pro upgrade because if i buy it from retailers it will cost me around $170 usd (i live in malaysia)

    so my question is
    1)do i need to install it using the uefi way or normal way...
    2)how do i download the 64 bit version of the upgrade cause right now im using an hp mini 210-1000 netbook which is 32 bit
    3) can i download the upgrade to my netbook, make a bootable usb and install windows 8 on my newly built custom pc?

    please guide me thanks

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  2. #2

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Hi TittleTattle, welcome to Eightforums.

    I hope I can help you with your questions.

    1 ==> Sorry, I have no experience with EUFI. Perhaps this Wiki can help? Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2 ==> You cannot upgrade from a 32bit to a 64bit Windows. If you have a 32bit version of XP, Vista or 7 you can buy an upgrade to the 32bit Windows 8, not the 64bit Windows 8. See also this tutorial:

    3 ==> See this turorial: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    Remember! Once you've installed the upgrade Windows 8 you may not continue using the old XP, Vista or 7 installation! So you have to terminate the installation on your netbook.

    Good luck, have fun and I hope this answer helped you out.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Win 7 starter

    no what i mean is, can i make bootable usb drive on my netbook . then use the usb to install windows 8 on another pc with no OS
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  4. #4

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Then you need this tutorial ==>

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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  5. #5

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    You will need a full version of Windows 7 to upgrade from.

    How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    For more info on uEFI:
    Windows and GPT FAQ
    Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    UEFI and Windows
    Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    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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