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    W8 Pro


    I just registered for the W8 Pro to be released 26 Oct. I got this offer of $14.99 because I just bought a new
    HP P2-1117BC desktop with W7 Home x64 4GB 1TB Hard Drive so I thought I would give it a shot.

    I have never done a complete OS replacement so off to a new adventure. When I receive this will it contain info
    about the installation.


    Thanks

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    It is easy, I`m using Win Prox64 right now, during install you will see a box to choose your HDD ( if you have multiple ) find it , delete both partitions, ( This is for clean install, no programs saved , flies etc...) because win7 has a smaller system partition than win8, make a partition , use max size, first click, format new partition, then click next and follow prompts, easy. Win 8 req key before install, put in windows live email address (live,hotmail,msn , all the same)
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    OK thanks but I got this from Microsoft and to me it appears a little different

    Offer Redemption
    • Eligible customers must register for the Windows Upgrade Offer through this website by February 28, 2013.
    • After customer registration and Microsoft validation, customers will receive a registration confirmation email.
    • Beginning October 26, 2012, registered customers will receive an email with a promotion code and instructions for purchasing and downloading the software. The promotion code can be redeemed during the upgrade ordering process to receive the promotional price.
    • Customers will be able to purchase a downloadable version of Windows 8 Pro. An optional installation DVD is available for an additional fee, plus shipping and any applicable taxes or duties. Customers can also choose to create their own installation media on DVD or USB media after downloading Windows 8.

    This offer requires internet connectivity for registering and ordering. Note: telephone or other access charges may apply.

    As I read this it appears I can directly download W8 to my system then make my own DVD backup copy
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What do you mean by "A little different"? Your first question didn't mention anything about the media, or downloading or anything... i'm a little confused by what your asking, or saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    What do you mean by "A little different"? Your first question didn't mention anything about the media, or downloading or anything... i'm a little confused by what your asking, or saying.
    I was referring to the partioning. As I read the statement the download will overide and erase all W7 and replace it with W8
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  6. #6


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Update 2 x64


    You shouldn't need to partition. As an upgrade it will install over Windows 7. Since I haven't seen the upgrade disc I can only guess it will behave like previous Windows upgrades: run Setup from either the Windows 8 Upgrade DVD or from the downloaded file, and it will guide you through the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
    You shouldn't need to partition. As an upgrade it will install over Windows 7. Since I haven't seen the upgrade disc I can only guess it will behave like previous Windows upgrades: run Setup from either the Windows 8 Upgrade DVD or from the downloaded file, and it will guide you through the process.
    Thank you, that is my interpretation also
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    When the Win7 upgrade version was made available as a download, it could be downloaded in two forms: an executable, and an .iso (disk image).

    If it's the same for Windows 8, my suggestion: get the .iso. You can use it to create a bootable DVD (or USB flash drive) which is the same as a boxed DVD, including diagnosis and repair utilities. I believe that the executable installer is much more limited.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    These Eight Forums tutorials will explain everything.

    How to Upgrade from Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8

    You can do a clean install of Windows 8 if you have an activated XP, Vista or Windows 7 installed.

    How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8

    Fast and easy way to make a Bootable USB for installation of Windows 8.

    How to Create a Bootable USB or DVD with a Windows 8 ISO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    These Eight Forums tutorials will explain everything.

    How to Upgrade from Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8

    You can do a clean install of Windows 8 if you have an activated XP, Vista or Windows 7 installed.

    How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8

    Fast and easy way to make a Bootable USB for installation of Windows 8.

    How to Create a Bootable USB or DVD with a Windows 8 ISO
    Thank you Dave for the response, it was what I wanted.

    In addtion, thank all others responders who provided their opinion
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