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Downloaded Upgrade in limbo

  1. #1


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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Downloaded Upgrade in limbo


    Hi there. I downloaded a windows 8 pro today, to get in on the special pricing that expires 1/31/13.
    Microsoft upgrade assistant makes it that it is meant for the PC I downloaded it into. However, I wanted to buy it to install on a PC which is not in my home. Now all the download info is sitting in a folder called 'websetup'. I've got the key, and of course my c-card was charged. What now? Can I use that setup on that other PC? Is there a different way to handle it at this point? Thanks in advance.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gallicbear,

    Double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to see if you may have the hidden C:\ESD folder to use to create an ISO file with to use to create a Windows 8 installation DVD or USB with.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Afterwards, you could use the DVD or USB to do a clean install on the other PC.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, Shawn. I found the ESD file and I read your tutorial. However, I do not see an executable file to get the process of making an install DVD going.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You would need to download the .zip that contains the .exe first from step 1 in OPTION TWO.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html
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    Posts : 109
    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Got it going. Thanks, Shawn.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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