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Win 8 pro upgrade wont install?

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    Win 8 pro upgrade wont install?


    Is a downloaded win 8 pro upgrade tied to the actual copy of windows it was downloaded from? or can/will the upgrade work with a qualifying copy of said windows ?

    So that said i downloaded win 8 pro upgrade using windows upgrade assistant from windows 7 ultimate, however when i try to run upgrade it has failed about four times now and always at the same stage, close to what i would assume to be near the end? of installation

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    Quote Originally Posted by web
    Is a downloaded win 8 pro upgrade tied to the actual copy of windows it was downloaded from? or can/will the upgrade work with a qualifying copy of said windows ?
    Quote Originally Posted by web
    but as far as i can tell i loose all that for this upgrade to "one license of 64 bit win 8", cos i run the upgrade adviser in 64 bit win 7 ultimate (guessing u do the adviser in xp or any 32 bit version of windows u just get win 8, not pro?
    The upgrade is Windows 8 Pro.

    information   Information
    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    If you would like to upgrade your Win XP PC, redownload on the Win XP PC or any Vista x32, Windows 7 x32.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...edownload.html



    Quote Originally Posted by web
    So that said i downloaded win 8 pro upgrade using windows upgrade assistant from windows 7 ultimate, however when i try to run upgrade it has failed about four times now and always at the same stage, close to what i would assume to be near the end? of installation
    Have you tried a clean install?
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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    Hi theog was confused at first but u used part off a post from different thread along the same theme i posted

    so ill try clarify for this thread only i'm using 64 bit windows 7 ultimate this is the operating system i used the upgrade assitant to download 64 bit win 8 pro upgrade

    my qeustion was will this download only work on said version off 64 bit windows .... or all 64 bit verstions of qualifying windows ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    Hi theog was confused at first but u used part off a post from different thread along the same theme i posted

    so ill try clarify for this thread only i'm using 64 bit windows 7 ultimate this is the operating system i used the upgrade assitant to download 64 bit win 8 pro upgrade

    my qeustion was will this download only work on said version off 64 bit windows .... or all 64 bit verstions of qualifying windows ?
    All qualifying windows x32 or x64, (x32 would need a clean install.)

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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    OK i think this is what I'm doing the clean install but still doesn't work?

    I'm assuming a clean install is the option to save nothing ??
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    No need to reinstall old Windows install.

    Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    Than type> convent gpt (for uEFI only)
    & than Reboot PC to install.


    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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    stop talking in riddles cant u tell me how to do a clean install in layman's terms ??? ........ because i already believe I'm doing it and it wont work
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    stop talking in riddles cant u tell me how to do a clean install in layman's terms ??? ........ because i already believe I'm doing it and it wont work
    Can you not read tutorials?
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    OK witch bit the win 7 bit or the win 8 bit
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    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?
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