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Clean install with an upgrade copy of Windows 8?

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    St. Louis, MO
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

    Clean install with an upgrade copy of Windows 8?

    Hey all, I bought an upgrade copy of Windows 8 back when it released, and I've been using the same installation since 2012. Windows have been giving me a lot of issues, so I'm planning on re-installing in a week or two. I want to format my hard drive and then install Windows, but I'm afraid if I do so, I won't be able to use the upgrade disc to install Windows (considering Windows won't be installed). Is this still possible? If so, is there a special way to do it?

    Thanks much for your help!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 -> link

    Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both OEM and retail (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15/$40 Upgrade Offer" product key).
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