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How to re-install Windows 8 from OEM version

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You are welcome.

    As your new Dell PC has a uEFI BIOS:

    How to install with a uEFI BIOS:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Thanks. I read the link above. It doesn't seem desirable to me for several reasons:
    1. I wish to partition my drive into C and D where C holds OS and programs and D holds all data. The link says you can't do that.
    2. I wish to use Acronis True Image to backup the C partition, but the link says you cannot backup on sector by sector basis
    3. I may very well revert back at some point to Windows 7 if some of my software hasn't yet been updated to Windows 8

    Do these reasons make sense? Have I concluded correctly that I should not use uEFI?
    Pete

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    You still can
    I wish to partition my drive into C and D where C holds OS and programs and D holds all data.
    Partition 4 would be C:
    Partition 5 would be D:

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  3. #13


    I might like to upgrade the Windows 8 my new laptop comes with to Windows 8 Pro using the $39.99 promotion. I can purchase and download the ISO file to my current Windows 7 (32 bit) computer. My question is whether the resulting ISO file is for 32 bit only or is it both 32 and 64 bit? Ideally, it is both and I can use the DVD created from the ISO file to do a clean install to my Windows 8 laptop.
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.

    Dell - Support
    Order the Dell Reinstall DVD, you have no need for a ISO.

    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
    Last edited by theog; 06 Dec 2012 at 09:41.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.

    Dell - Support
    Order the Dell Reinstall DVD, you them have no need for a ISO.

    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
    Thanks. My question relates to use of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
    Thanks. As mentioned, I'm trying to take advantage of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
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    As mentioned

    You can upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 7, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.

    You CAN NOT upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 8 HP, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.
    You need to use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
    Thanks. As mentioned, I'm trying to take advantage of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
    Thanks. We're obviously not communicating. I've read countless threads that explain how to use the $39.99 Windows 8 Pro promotion to do a clean install to a blank drive. My only question relates to whether the ISO file created by the Upgrade Assistant is bit-wise meaning that the DVD created can only be used on the bit type of the computer that the ISO file was downloaded to. I have read that it is bit-wise, but I would like to confirm that (preferably from MS).
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.

    Dell - Support
    Order the Dell Reinstall DVD, you have no need for a ISO.

    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
    As mentioned
    You only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade your Dell Pc with Windows 8 HP to Windows 8 Pro.
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