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Windows 7 won't upgrade to 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Windows 7 won't upgrade to 8


    Hi all,

    so I decided to upgrade my touch screen HP to windows 8 pro from windows 7 home premium, I paid and it downloaded and while installing it decided to say it was un able to install windows 8 and then rolled back changes and went back to 7, not only will I have to download windows 8 again or do that procedure to install with the key but I am not sure if its worth trying again or will it give this message? And it never gave me a reason as to why it could not install..

    I have plenty of drive space, 2.10GHz computer with 4GB ram.

    Any help would be appreciated TIA

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  2. #2


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


    Welcome to EightForums.

    You can do a clean install:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    How to make the ISO the easy way.
    by one of your top app makers SIW2.

    Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Thanks a lot for your help! I now have windows 8 installed on my touch screen HP and loving it! I love the start menu and everything about it! I dont know why so many complain and hate it!
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  4. #4


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


    You are welcome.
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