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Installing Windows 8 on to fresh hard drive

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    Installing Windows 8 on to fresh hard drive


    I just bought a 1TB hard drive and want to install windows 8 on it (since I'm used to it already) I have the files for windows 8 on my computer ready to be put on the new hard drive, but thing is, how would I do it? would I just use a simple USB stick and plug it in? or would i have to burn the files on a disk?

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    Hello chargersrool,

    Yes, you will be able to do a clean install of Windows 8 upgrade to a blank hard drive.
    If you mean you have a Windows 8 ISO, then yes you would need to create a bootable DVD or USB from it first.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks a lot Shawn,
    Sean
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    You're most welcome Sean.
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