Nice work, Shawn.
Glad it could help.
You're welcome SelanaGomez Fan, and welcome to Eight Forums.
Thanks, but I wish I knew this before. Instead had to wipe the drive again and install windows 7 then upgrade to 8.
can you please clarify a few things for me when doing a clean install do you have to :-
install the qualifying OS and boot from USB drive or ISO with the old OS still present ? or just boot from a clean drive. it was my understanding that the upgrader needs to see a qualifying OS to work. if the drive is clean then how can it work if it cant see a qualifying OS. it would be helpful and maybe clear up some confusion if you explained how the upgrader determined if you had a qualifying OS during the install process or is this only done with the upgrade assistant.
Last edited by japa; 19 Nov 2012 at 11:19.
You would only need to boot from the USB/DVD that you created from the ISO to start the Windows 8 installation to install it to whatever drive/partition you like.
Only the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant must be run in a qualifying OS to be able to purchase and download the Windows 8 upgrade ISO.
You can install Windows 8 upgrade however you like so long as you abide by the EULA and not use your qualifying OS while you have the Windows 8 upgrade activated.
The upgrade installation itself only checks for an existing Windowws for activation, that's why you install Windows 8 upgrade first, then must do the refresh for it to be able to activate. The refresh acts as the upgrade from itself to itself.
Hope this helps,