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Win8 Pro Clean install 64 bit

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    Win8 Pro Clean install 64 bit


    I have created and ISO image via the download link on the email receipt from Microsoft on my 64 bit Win8 laptop

    I am trying to boot from this on my desktop currently running Win Media Edition 32 bit

    My understanding is that this should work according to a video I watched.

    When I attempt to boot from it and pressure boot from CD drive nothing happens and it continues to boot installed version.

    I decided to try redownloading the setup file via the link on my email accepting that it will create a 32 bit Win8 Pro ISO image which I can live with. However, when I run the program I get a "The platform is not Supported" message.

    Can anyone tell me what, if anything, I am doing wrong please?


    Regards

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    When downloading the upgrade you need to

    information   Information

    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    You will need to wipe the partition first to upgrade from x32 to x64.
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  3. #3


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    Win Media Edition

    Wipe Partition


    From the video I watched I understood that partition removal was an integral step in the install process.

    I thought that I had to have an internet connection available during the install for activation to take place?

    If I need to have a clean partition and don't need an internet connection what steps do I take to wipe my existing hard drive?

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    You can Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Did you create a bootable DVD "from" the image or just copy the image file to the DVD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knee View Post

    "pressure boot from CD drive ...."


    Can anyone tell me what, if anything, I am doing wrong please?


    Regards
    Don't understand "pressure boot from CD drive ...." As alphanumeric, as I recall, asked above, did you burn the ISO to DVD? And, then, did you startup with the DVD?

    And, you say:

    "I decided to try redownloading the setup file via the link on my email accepting that it will create a 32 bit Windows 8 Pro ISO image which I can live with. However, when I run the program I get a "The platform is not Supported" message."

    Are you mounting the ISO and trying to install via a straight upgrade from that point?

    Did the upgrade assistant give you any hint that you might have installation problems?
    Last edited by znod; 17 Mar 2013 at 16:54.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knee View Post

    "pressure boot from CD drive ...."


    Can anyone tell me what, if anything, I am doing wrong please?


    Regards
    Don't understand "pressure boot from CD drive ...." As alphanumeric, as I recall, asked above, did you burn the ISO to DVD? And, then, did you startup with the DVD?
    Autocorrect (spell check) strikes again? My guess is he miss spelled "pressed" and it got autocorrected to "pressure".
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    LOL. Thanks. I looked the computer up, and it does appear to have a DVD drive (not just a CD drive).
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    @OP

    I now have seen several links saying that SP3 must be installed. This "article" relates SP3 to Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2. And, see this article; it confirms that SP3 must be installed. So, is SP3 installed on your Media Center Edition?
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    Win Media Edition

    SP3


    No it is not SP3 but l could install it.
    "Pressure" was typo meant to say when l pressed any key to boot from CD drive it simply ignored it.
    The ISO Image was created via the Microsoft setup program so assumed it is "Bootable"
    I thougt bootable means that the PC boots solely from the dvd and does not use any part of the installed OS and so confused about the need to remove the partition or have SP3 installed

    Can anyone clear these issues up for me please?
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