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BSOD on Upgraded Windows 8 PRO from Windows 7 Home Premium

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post


    Did you purchase the regular Windows 8 Retail Upgrade or the Windows 8 OEM System Builder?
    If you purchase the regular one, you CAN install it on another computer, as long as the ones installed on the broken one is uninstalled.
    I think just the Windows 8 PRO retail upgrade, but the problem is I cannot access the desktop anymore so I think there is no possible way to use the product key anymore, just wasted my 199 dollars and now even my desktop is gone! curse windows 8!!!!
    As long as you still have the product key, you can install windows 8 on another computer easily.
    From my reading to your issue it happens just after installing right?
    If yes, then the windows still might not be activated yet, so you can still activate it on another computer as long as you format the broken one, install another OS there (e.g Windows 7).
    I have the key of course but the problem is i already installed it to the computer and now it's broke because of the OS and the bad thing is i cannot reinstall it again cause i'm stuck at startup and get BSOD all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbeaufelipe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hbeaufelipe View Post

    I think just the Windows 8 PRO retail upgrade, but the problem is I cannot access the desktop anymore so I think there is no possible way to use the product key anymore, just wasted my 199 dollars and now even my desktop is gone! curse windows 8!!!!
    As long as you still have the product key, you can install windows 8 on another computer easily.
    From my reading to your issue it happens just after installing right?
    If yes, then the windows still might not be activated yet, so you can still activate it on another computer as long as you format the broken one, install another OS there (e.g Windows 7).
    I have the key of course but the problem is i already installed it to the computer and now it's broke because of the OS and the bad thing is i cannot reinstall it again cause i'm stuck at startup and get BSOD all the time.
    Try doing a Total Clean Install.
    The Windows being installed on your broken computer can be transferred to another computer.
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