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Windows 8 Install Fail due to NX issue

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    Windows 8 Install Fail due to NX issue


    Well, I tried to install Windows 8 on my old Compaq Presario X1010US (running Win XP home) and the install failed due to the NX issue. I went into the bios and there is no option to enable NX. And there are no further flashes to the bios available.

    As I paid for the upgrade and was given a serial number, can I use this serial number to install Windows 8 on my Netbook or Desktop which are running Windows 7?

    As this was a download saved to my desktop, how can I transfer the download to install on my desktop?

    If this can't be used on one of my other computers, how and were would I request a refund due to incompatability issues?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    As I paid for the upgrade and was given a serial number, can I use this serial number to install Windows 8 on my Netbook or Desktop which are running Windows 7?
    Yes, you can.

    As this was a download saved to my desktop, how can I transfer the download to install on my desktop?
    Check this post by BillWindows.

    Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
    Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.
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    Tried that but never got the option to create an ISO. Only install now or install later from desktop.
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Windows 8 Install Fail due to NX issue
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