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Cant install over Vista

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    Cant install over Vista


    I want to do a clean install over Vista but it gets to the point where it asks what to save and i put nothing but it wont go past it. It leaves a message that i need free up disk space.

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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


    Perhaps you need to use this tutorial: Clean Install - Windows 8. You should never get to where you are. Unless, per chance, if you are using the windows 8 upgrade assistant approach. If so, then use this tutorial: Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run. Choose the option of downloading an ISO--that you can use to create an install disc or USB flash drive and, then, do your clean install.
    Last edited by znod; 19 Mar 2013 at 15:36.
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    Hello Pokalong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you want to do a clean install instead of an upgrade install, you might consider downloading the Windows 8 ISO file using your purchased product key instead. Afterwards, create a bootable Windows 8 installation DVD/USB with the ISO.
    This way, you could then do a clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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