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  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7

    Please help


    I'm thinking about upgrading to windows 8 right now. I was just wondering if there is any danger to just upgrading it through the assistant without making a usb or dvd copy because my flash drive is not big enough and I don't have any dvd's.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8 Pro


    You'll lose the installation files for Win 8. Just buy a $5 USB for it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    I did what you describe, you want to know what happen 4 hours later? I was deleting files from another HDD which is where I installed all of my programs from win7. I use a software to help me delete all windows 7 program files and format. Restart, oh what do you know wont boot just black screen telling me nothing there....
    My laptop was at work, so I didn't have a computer to redownload windows 8...
    Anyways I had to wait for another of my friend to get home, went over to his house. I ask for his computer, commenced downloading win 8. Installed it to my USB and made it bootable.

    Just save yourself the hassle get a USB tomorrow if not a DVD. Print out your KEY!!!
    Save yourself the future hassle.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    Alright thank you. I was on live chat earlier with microsoft. They had told me I would need at least 20gb on a flash drive. Which I only have a 16gb one right now. I could go get some dvd-r but I didn't know if such a big file would actually fit on it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    What? Which department of Microsoft where you talking with, it was probably their general customer service. You will need no more than 6 GBs. Here is a quick snapshot of my USB which has the ISO installation. Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    Thank you. I have no clue what department I was talking to I was on the windows 8 site and I just pressed live chat and asked them a few questions and that is what they told me. Thanks so much It just got done downloading now. So well see how it goes.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    This was extremely useful to me when trying to redownload windows for me and add it to a USB
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    Alright will keep in mind. And yes you were right and microsoft was definately wrong it said i only need a 4gb usb drive so I have more than plenty. Well hopefully I have no problems with install if not I will be back here asking more questions. But so far so good.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    Thanks everyone! I had no problems installing or making the back up on usb. Thanks for all the advice and help.
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