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Installing to a new SSD via Upgrade Assistant.

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Installing to a new SSD via Upgrade Assistant.


    I am currently running 7 Pro x64 on a HDD. I have run the Upgrade Assistant and created the ISO file. I am upgrading my system to a SSD to fulfill the usual roles, while keeping my HDD for files, etc.

    What I don't know is if I need 7 to be installed on this SSD in order to use the upgrade to get 8 on the SSD. I am planning to reformat the HDD after 8 is completely installed, so I know I won't be running into any key issues.

    Thank you for any help you may be able to offer.
    -Doug

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Doug,

    No need for Windows 7 to be installed. The tutorial below can help show you how to do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you very much, Shawn. Really appreciate all the information available on this site (and 7 forums, as well)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Doug.
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