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Win 8 pro upgrade wont install?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMulder View Post
    You cannot do a 'clean' install of a Win 8 upgrade...you need to have a legal activated qualifying Windows OS installed first.
    Because you run the install from the qualifying INSTALLED Windows OS...just like you would install any normal app. You cannot boot with the Win 8 disk...I am assuming you burned the iso to disk.
    web has a legal qualifying Windows OS licence. No need for that OS to be install.
    You can boot from a DVD/USB Pendrive made from the upgrade download.
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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    OK witch bit the win 7 bit or the win 8 bit
    Both.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMulder View Post
    You cannot do a 'clean' install of a Win 8 upgrade...you need to have a legal activated qualifying Windows OS installed first.
    Because you run the install from the qualifying INSTALLED Windows OS...just like you would install any normal app. You cannot boot with the Win 8 disk...I am assuming you burned the iso to disk.


    yes at last ...... i burned the iso to disk but wont install u get 3 options on installing save personal files ext or save nothing but wont install ????
    Last edited by web; 15 Dec 2012 at 13:39. Reason: posting to fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RayMulder View Post
    You cannot do a 'clean' install of a Win 8 upgrade...you need to have a legal activated qualifying Windows OS installed first.
    Because you run the install from the qualifying INSTALLED Windows OS...just like you would install any normal app. You cannot boot with the Win 8 disk...I am assuming you burned the iso to disk.


    yes at last ...... i burned the iso to disk but wont install u get 3 options on installing save personal files ext or save nothing but wont install ????
    Boot the DVD from post boot.

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  5. #15


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    ok will try this in the morning ...... but is my upgrade iso disk even boot-able??
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    ok will try this in the morning ...... but is my upgrade iso disk even boot-able??

    If you burn the ISO to DVD or USB Pendrive, yes.

    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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  7. #17


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    just tried this started to work as u said but wanted to know before continuing will this method ask me where to install? or should i make things so it only has one place to install ??
    Last edited by web; 15 Dec 2012 at 15:06. Reason: missed word
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  8. #18


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    You can make partitions or
    should i make things so it only has one place to install

    Screenshot for uEFI setup.

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    Screenshot for BIOS setup.

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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by RayMulder View Post
    You cannot do a 'clean' install of a Win 8 upgrade...you need to have a legal activated qualifying Windows OS installed first.
    Because you run the install from the qualifying INSTALLED Windows OS...just like you would install any normal app. You cannot boot with the Win 8 disk...I am assuming you burned the iso to disk.

    EDIT: Sorry I did not see the instructions for a clean boot with an upgrade...

    What is the difference as far as the inner workings of the system is concerned?
    Is there any downside of doing the upgrade from a installed system, other than your old stuff still remaining?
    Yes, there is.
    It brings problems from the old version of Windows to the new one, and/or
    Due to mixing of DLL's, new problem's may occur, like me and my upgrade windows 8 (Explorer keeps restarting after launching a metro app.).

    Example cases:
    My upgraded Windows XP from Windows Me in VPC2007 cannot install vm additions. And has reliability issues.
    My upgraded Windows 8 from Windows 7 explorer keeps restarting after launching a metro app.
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  10. #20


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    win 8 pro


    I'm posting from win 8 upgrade now finally worked out what was wrong, and i'm afraid it was human error on my part .....

    See i forgot my graphics card was connected to my TV by means of a HDMI cable, witch for some unknown reason my TV became the main monitor when i installed win 8 pro so my PC was just a off purple color with the mouse cruiser ......... penny dropped last night lol and hey presto i'm up and running and have always been so

    but that said i did do a clean install of win 8 upgrade to a drive that didn't have a windows system on it, however i did have qualifying system plugged at time but choose a different destination for install

    of coarse now i have unplugged said qualifying windows while i discover new windows 8 and so far so good thought i wouldn't like but its actually not bad, is faster still playing
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