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Windows 8 Pro w/o clean install

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    Posts : 2
    Windows Vista

    Windows 8 Pro w/o clean install


    I need help. I tried to install Win8 Pro on my Dell PC, but I didnt know the clean install was the best way to go and now my computer will not boot to the OS. It boots then goes black. Any ideas?

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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Did you run
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser
    first?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    I believe several Dells have this problem. As long as the machine isn't too old, there could be a BIOS update for it - see here:
    Computer Boots to a Black Screen After Windows 8 Upgrade
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows Vista


    Thanks guys. I will give this a try in the next few days
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