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Install W8 32-bit Over Eval Copy

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    W8 Evaluation

    Install W8 32-bit Over Eval Copy


    Hi all,

    Is there any way to install W8 over an eval copy? I don't want to lose my programs.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    The second section of this tutorial, Upgrade Install from Windows 7 or Vista to Windows 8, implies you will not be able to keep your programs--assuming what you are calling an "eval copy" is mentioned. If not, then what are you referring to as an "eval copy?"
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    W8 Evaluation


    Nah, it's ok to lose my programs. Just noticed that I saved all for quick install. So, yes, an evaluation copy from last year. I just purchased W8Pro and want to install it.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Good for you. Clean install recommended, of course. Not using UEFI, right? If not, use Clean Install - Windows 8.
    Last edited by znod; 15 Feb 2013 at 15:30.
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    W8 Evaluation


    Done! Installed and happy! Thanks peeps!
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    You are very welcome.
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