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  1. #11


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    No, because the hard drive was from my old motherboard, and if im correct from what I keep hearing is that that hard drive is sort of locked to the old motherboard
    As your Vista licesne is tied to the old motherboard, you will need a full version of Windows 8.

    Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    than
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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  2. #12


    Just do a clean install with an upgrade copy of Windows , if that is not what you are trying to do and make sure you set your bios to boot from the CD-DVD Rom for installation. Read tutorial in the beginning of the thread. Clean install with Windows 8 upgrade. Good Luck.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    No, because the hard drive was from my old motherboard, and if im correct from what I keep hearing is that that hard drive is sort of locked to the old motherboard
    As your Vista licesne is tied to the old motherboard, you will need a full version of Windows 8.

    Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
    than
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Would i be able to install windows 8 64 if I install a vista 32? Nevermind, im sure that vista disc is just another upgrade. So really the only way to install an os on a new motherboard is to get the oem? Ive heard that it's really annoying to do.
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  4. #14


    I found an old windows 7 os dell disc from a computer my mom is using. Would I be able to use this?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    I found an old windows 7 os dell disc from a computer my mom is using. Would I be able to use this?
    The Dell disk may refuse to install Win7 on your new machine. (I assume that it's not a Dell.)

    Even if it did, you'd be breaking the license agreement for the Win8 upgrade. You don't have a legitimate qualifying OS for the upgrade.

    However, what you want to do is supposed to be possible, even if not consistent with the license. I have not yet installed Win8 on a blank hard drive using an upgrade license, but you have already been given links as to how to do it. An upgrade-in-place (that would preserve installed programs) is not permitted from Vista to 8, so you won't lose much by a clean install.

    Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows

    (mentions that XP SP3 or Vista users will not be able to preserve installed applications).
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    I found an old windows 7 os dell disc from a computer my mom is using. Would I be able to use this?
    The Dell disk may refuse to install Win7 on your new machine. (I assume that it's not a Dell.)

    Even if it did, you'd be breaking the license agreement for the Win8 upgrade. You don't have a legitimate qualifying OS for the upgrade.

    However, what you want to do is supposed to be possible, even if not consistent with the license. I have not yet installed Win8 on a blank hard drive using an upgrade license, but you have already been given links as to how to do it. An upgrade-in-place (that would preserve installed programs) is not permitted from Vista to 8, so you won't lose much by a clean install.

    Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows




    (mentions that XP SP3 or Vista users will not be able to preserve installed applications).
    None of the options given have worked.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    None of the options given have worked.
    I don't expect you to like this, but:

    Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems

    (Win8 Pro System Builder, $140US, free shipping.) It may be possible to return the $70 retail upgrade package, although you may have to do it through Microsoft.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    None of the options given have worked.
    I don't expect you to like this, but:

    Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems

    (Win8 Pro System Builder, $140US, free shipping.) It may be possible to return the $70 retail upgrade package, although you may have to do it through Microsoft.
    Thats sort of what im asking, is the oem the only way to get os 8 on a new mobo? Also isnt the oem a bitch to deal with?
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    None of the options given have worked.
    I don't expect you to like this, but:

    Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems

    (Win8 Pro System Builder, $140US, free shipping.) It may be possible to return the $70 retail upgrade package, although you may have to do it through Microsoft.
    Thats sort of what im asking, is the oem the only way to get os 8 on a new mobo? Also isnt the oem a bitch to deal with?
    There are more steps to do using a upgrade.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Confused View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

    I don't expect you to like this, but:

    Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems

    (Win8 Pro System Builder, $140US, free shipping.) It may be possible to return the $70 retail upgrade package, although you may have to do it through Microsoft.
    Thats sort of what im asking, is the oem the only way to get os 8 on a new mobo? Also isnt the oem a bitch to deal with?
    There are more steps to do using a upgrade.
    Steps like what? If they're anything like the previous ones then im all out of luck.
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