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    Windows 7

    upgrade fresh install

    Sometime ago I bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade installation disk. I presently am running Window's 7. I may be interested in switching to Windows 8. However, instead of an in place upgrade, is it possible to do a clean install with my upgrade disk? If so how would I go about it? I have my data backed up on a separate drive. Thank you in advance. Michael

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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.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    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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