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Can I still create a Win 8 installation disk?

  1. #11

    The disk is the upgrade installer DVD. You will have to have something on the hard drive already in order for this disk to work and install the OS.

    With that said, there is a registry hack one can do to activate the OS after installing without a previous OS. But you can just load Windows 7 again, choose to not input a key, and from the 30 day grace period than run the WIndows 8 setup and do a clean install.

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  2. #12

    Ah, good, thanks. Yes, I'd just reinstall my full Win7 then use the Win8 DVD.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    You got some great help. They covered the waterfront.
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