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EULA on the Windows 8 Pro installation disk.

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    EULA on the Windows 8 Pro installation disk.


    Where do I find the EULA on the Windows 8 Pro installation disc and how do I read it? I am very specific on this. I want to read it from the installation disc on any opttical drive ( not during installation when be blindly tick "I agree" ).

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    Hello Jumanji,

    Here's a copy of the EULA for all retail Windows 8 below.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tml#post129442
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    Yep Brink, I have seen it. But my question is specific. I want to read it on the disc I own and on any optical drive.
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    Well, normally you don't see the EULA unless you start the installation process and get to step 5 like in the tutorial below.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    I have no idea if and where the EULA file itself is at on the DVD.

    The EULA link I posted above is the same as what you would see on the DVD.

    If you like, you could go to the link below from the first post at the link I posted in #2 above, and select Windows 8 Pro to get a PDF file of the EULA that you can download.

    License Terms
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    OK, I read the EULa while clean installing Windows 8 Pro again on a clean HD. Confirmed that it is an upgrade media.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
    OK, I read the EULa while clean installing Windows 8 Pro again on a clean HD. Confirmed that it is an upgrade media.
    Yes, every retail version is Upgrade Media.
    But you can use it for clean install.
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    However, if setup detects a previous qualifying windows version, the refresh part is not needed (even if you format the windows drive)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    However, if setup detects a previous qualifying windows version, the refresh part is not needed (even if you format the windows drive)
    Just for FYI purposes.

    That would only be if the computer is an OEM computer that came with Windows 8 preinstalled.

    The new OEM Windows 8 computers have the product key embedded in the UEFI/BIOS now. Windows 8 will auto detect and activate with that key during installation.

    BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?
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EULA on the Windows 8 Pro installation disk.
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