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  1. #11


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    Windows 8 runs like clockwork and happy with it…


    Have a happy new year all.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If the RP worked properly, most likely than anything Windows 8 Pro will work just as fine and better!

    Merry New Year!
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderful Wenda View Post
    Are there any nasties I should watch out for?
    For starters, be sure and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.
    Last edited by znod; 30 Dec 2012 at 17:22.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 141
    Win 7 & Win 8


    After doing a clean install knowing how to do a (Refresh) to activate windows 8
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  5. #15


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderful Wenda View Post
    Are there any nasties I should watch out for?
    For starters, be sure and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.
    Top bit of advice, Znod, and I have done that.
    This machine ran all the betas flawlessly, and they gave me an opportunity to discover what worked and what didn't (SIW fails, but nothing else).My current setup (Win 8 Release Preview) simply loves this box, and vice-versa. I was running the Enterprise RTM trial version and absotively loved it. But sadly, it expired. Would have happily paid to keep it running, it SMOKED on this machine.

    Anyway, today's the day. Off into town in half an hour to purchase W8 Pro. If I'm never heard from again, please send search-party.....
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Good luck, and I should have emphasized my sig--particularly the links under it. It may pay dividend to take those three links to heart.
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  7. #17


    I hope things went well for you, Wenda! I had a much better Win8 experience when I did a clean install on my SSD instead of the dual-boot config I was testing with. I use Classic Shell as a "crutch" and I'm very happy with the performance, reliability and overall experience.
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  8. #18


    Try what you want to do with your laptop and avoid doing what MS wants you to do, many of us are being dragged kicking and screaming without our consent in to an unknown territory
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  9. #19


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Sorry for the long delay between posts. Well, I'm up and running again, and am very happy so far. Time and bandwidth constraints meant that the planned clean install didn't happen, so I have done an upgrade over a Win 7 image I brought over. This was the same Win 7 that I was running the release preview on, so I was fairly sure everything would work. Installation went without a hitch, as did activation.
    I then ran Windows Update and installed them all, without any of the issues, crashes or lockups I've read about. I've updated all my drivers to the latest versions, and everything is working beautifully. I've resisted the temptation to install a Start replacement so far, and will see how it goes.
    I am well aware of the risks and problems associated with upgrade installations, but I feel fairly confident that I have avoided most of them. But having said that, the clean install will be happening when time permits.
    I do have a couple of questions, though.

    The retail box contained two disks (32 and 64 bit). If I use the 64 bit copy on this machine, is it legal to use the 32 bit version as well, on an older box I have? Or can I only use one version at a time?

    If I add WMC to the 64 bit version, I gather that future reinstalls will need the WMC product key (which I have). Would this also affect the 32 bit version without WMC? I wouldn't have thought so, it would use the supplied key?.

    Will installing WMC on this upgrade prevent me from doing a WMC reinstall when I do the clean install?
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You may have 32 bit and 64 bit disks but you only have the one product code. You can use one or the other on one PC. You can't legally use the one product code on two PC's at the same time. It violates the EULA. If you reinstall Windows on that PC you will have to install 8 Pro first and then upgrade to Media center with the add features option. 8 Pro will not accept the Media Center key so you have to do it in two steps.
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