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  1. #11


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    been waiting patiently for a reply from someone, I have not got one, please consider this a "bump"

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  2. #12


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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


    Quote Originally Posted by Gawerty View Post
    Hey, I was installing windows 8 over my windows 7 drive and it got too the first time it was booting, setting it up and all, it didnt even let me get too the color selection and username and all, It got stuck on a part where it was a black loading screen with the windows 8 logo, I turned my computer off and turned it back on and I booted into windows 8, It said "installation was interuppted, please reboot computer and restart the download" I did not buy the physical copy of windows 8, I bought a direct upgrade from the microsoft website, unfortunately I can not use the iso as im on linux at the moment, on the very same computer, I need a way to reinstall windows because I have never had physical copys of said cds. or some solution too this whole ordeal.
    You'll need to use your ISO to burn a DVD on another computer.

    And, did you get an email from MS containing a product key. If yes and your ISO is bad, you can download another ISO using a Windows computer with the same "bitness" as yours. See OPTION 1 here: Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create. You can use the new one, of course, to burn an installation DVD, hopefully, on the same substitute computer.
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  3. #13


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    theres a problem though, I do not own any CD's being a minor with no job and no way too get money, Im at a loss for how to get CD's. (plus, everytime ive burned a windows cd, it has always finished with tons of errors, maybe its the burning speed at which I do it, I dont know.)
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Gawerty View Post
    theres a problem though, I do not own any CD's being a minor with no job and no way too get money, Im at a loss for how to get CD's. (plus, everytime ive burned a windows cd, it has always finished with tons of errors, maybe its the burning speed at which I do it, I dont know.)
    To be maybe too precise, you'd need a single-layer DVD. The installation package is too large to fit on a CD.

    Actually, you don't need either. If you have an .iso, you can use it to make a bootable USB flash drive. You'd need a 4GB or larger flash drive.

    These tutorials are very clearly written:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...te.html?filter[2]=Installation and Setup

    (I don't think that you can do the download from Linux, though.)

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows[2]=Installation and Setup

    If you can't afford a couple of blank DVDs or a USB flash drive, I won't ask where you got the $40 for the Windows 8 upgrade.
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