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    Quote Originally Posted by skiabox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    I am sorry, but no upgrades was very clear.

    There is a workaround, .
    Reinstall the RP and then upgrade with your Vista license.

    Hope it works!
    You mean I can install windows 8 enterprise trial with my vista key?
    No, but the upgrade.
    Use Release Preview on your laptop until the upgrade comes out, and the with a previous license, you can re-enter your product key and use 8 Pro.

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    Thank you guys, is there a guide somewhere on how to install RP using a vista key?
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  4. #14


    So, TheGrandFitz is providing you with a method to get windows reinstalled that will work without having to try to find and obtain a Vista disc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiabox View Post
    Thank you guys, is there a guide somewhere on how to install RP using a vista key?
    The release preview will install with a release preview key, which is good until Jan of 2013.

    From there, you go into the microsoft store and choose to purchase the $39.99 upgrade OS, and it will ask you for the key from your Vista machine. Once you can provide this valid Vista key, they will give you the $39.99 upgrade and you can upgrade the release preview to Windows 8 final.
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    The next hurdle on this task is to find a download link of release preview!!! (every link is replaced with windows 8 final now)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skiabox View Post
    Thank you guys, is there a guide somewhere on how to install RP using a vista key?
    The release preview will install with a release preview key, which is good until Jan of 2013.

    From there, you go into the microsoft store and choose to purchase the $39.99 upgrade OS, and it will ask you for the key from your Vista machine. Once you can provide this valid Vista key, they will give you the $39.99 upgrade and you can upgrade the release preview to Windows 8 final.
    Thanks, pparks1.
    This may be the simplistic way to put it, format your C: drive and install Release Preview on it.

    Install RP on a USB
    First, use a RP ISO image with the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. Burn it to a CD or USB stick.

    Install over the RTM
    Install on your C: drive if you have installed Windows 8 Enterprise over Vista.

    Wait until tomorrow
    Use the upgrade adviser tomorrow and re-enter your Vista product key.

    This should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiabox View Post
    The next hurdle on this task is to find a download link of release preview!!! (every link is replaced with windows 8 final now)
    Here. The official is still up.
    Windows 8 Release Preview
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    The RP home page is up, but the links are updated.
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