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way around painfully slow windows upgrade download

  1. #1


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    way around painfully slow windows upgrade download


    Hello,

    Does anyone know a way around this slow slow slow downloading of Windows 8 using the official upgrade program ? I have paid the 14.99 and got my key - this is probably a silly question however can I now download the pro iso from somewhere and clean install my system using the key that I have just paid for?

    the download is running at around 1% every 30 minutes and its just horrible slow. My internet is 120MB Fibre.

    Help?

    Cheers

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    No, You can make the ISO from download.

    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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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by scott7saunders View Post
    Hello,

    Does anyone know a way around this slow slow slow downloading of Windows 8 using the official upgrade program ? I have paid the 14.99 and got my key - this is probably a silly question however can I now download the pro iso from somewhere and clean install my system using the key that I have just paid for?

    the download is running at around 1% every 30 minutes and its just horrible slow. My internet is 120MB Fibre.

    Help?

    Cheers
    I think you can do that as long as you have the COA sticker at the back of your laptop, that ensures that your PC/Laptop has a previous Windows installed, you don't actually need to install any previous OS in your PC/laptop to do the clean install, burn yourself a DVD and do a custom install.
    EDIT: Clean Install - Windows 8
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  4. #4


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You could try googling .


    can I now download the pro iso from somewhere and clean install my system using the key that I have just paid for?
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way around painfully slow windows upgrade download
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