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  1. #21


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    You're welcome John. Please let us know how it went.

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  2. #22


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Hiyya Shawn everything went well until I got to this screen and as it wasn't what was in the tutorial am wondering if I have done something horribly wrong. Do I proceed from this as it said previously keep nothing.Click image for larger version
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  3. #23


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    It looks like you did a upgrade install instead. That the screenshot at step 7 in the upgrade tutorial below.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  4. #24


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    OK


    OK Shawn looks like it's a good job I checked as I don't want to do that - just the dual boot screen.

    I'll retrace my steps and se if I can get it right this time - appreciated!!
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  5. #25


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    John,

    I'm guessing, that you may have went afoul at step 6C and didn't run the setup.exe from within the Sources folder.
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  6. #26


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Yes Shawn you're right I didn't really know exactly which one to use so will return and redo - after I get my first dose of caffeine on board!!
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  7. #27


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem mate.
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  8. #28


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Hiyya Shawn mate I might have to delete the the download and re download the app - as I get to the setup.exe > open (no option for run) and it doesn't go to those windows for updates. Keeps on offering just the update.
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  9. #29


    come on mate, get your ozzy act together will yah. Setup is Setup!
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  10. #30


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Yeah I know I know pretty weak eh? Think the problem was I downloaded the with tools material so am downloading the one from Shawn's download spot at the moment and go from there.
    By the way where's your sig? you haven't been a naughty boy have you?
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