I recieved my upgrade via my university's website. They were offering the upgrade for $29.99 so I thought, I can't miss this oportunity to upgrade my old XP system.
The problem is this: I have a 32-bit version of XP on my system, so when I do an upgrade within the XP OS it automatically upgrades me to the 32-bit Win8.
The actual installation went fine, without a hitch actually.
I have a 64-bit version of Vista that I may go ahead and do a clean install of first, just so I can upgrade to the 64-bit of Win8. But when I was going through the upgrade program, I never saw the option to create the ISO DVD or Flash drive. The only options were, "Install now, or install from desktop later". I chose "install from Desktop later" and found that all it did was suspend the installation until I clicked the desktop icon, which then just loaded the upgrade without giving me the option to create the DVD or Flash disk. Is there somewhere I can download the ISO so that I can create a disk?
What worries me the most is that my download is only available for 31 days from time of purchase, and if I ever have to re-image the computer, I'm going to be out of luck. Help would be appreciated.
So far it's been a much better experience then upgrading to 7.