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Odd drive readings

  1. #1


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    Odd drive readings


    I upgraded a cloned 7 SSD to 8 and so far so good. The only thing that has got me is although the machine is working perfectly but it has me puzzled as the read outs for drive there seems to be no 100MB initial partition for some reason.

    Anyone explain please
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  2. #2


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    You must have somehow installed Win 8 using one large partition. If it working OK, don't worry about it. See the blue note under item #8 in this tutorial for a detailed explanation:

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Cheers!
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    Thanks justatest I only have the upgrade mate and well the machine is on fire compared to what it was so I might just leave as is. At the moment cannot go a full version of 8 (upgrade was only $53) - waiting on some surgery mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Thanks justatest I only have the upgrade mate and well the machine is on fire compared to what it was so I might just leave as is. At the moment cannot go a full version of 8 (upgrade was only $53) - waiting on some surgery mate.
    Well, if it ain't broke then don't fix it has always been my motto. BTW, if you are referring to the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you can still do a clean install using that as well. See here and good luck with your surgery:

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps.
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    Well it does and it doesn't J as I have already spoken to Brink about doing just that and the upgrade requires an OS to "upgrade" you cannot just install 8 from an upgrade CD.

    But like you say if it aint broke LOL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Well it does and it doesn't J as I have already spoken to Brink about doing just that and the upgrade requires an OS to "upgrade" you cannot just install 8 from an upgrade CD.

    But like you say if it aint broke LOL!!
    Well that is a very confusing response to say the least! And maybe you revealed more information to Brink than was available in this thread too. Specifically how the heck is your rig working when you (implied) never had an OS to begin with? Maybe Brink can explain your situation better but if you started with an SSD containing Windows 7, I see no reason why you couldn't use the upgrade disk to do a clean install... unless your clone was a duplicate (eg pirated) edition of someone else registered Win 7 edition (which you didn't make clear either).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Well it does and it doesn't J as I have already spoken to Brink about doing just that and the upgrade requires an OS to "upgrade" you cannot just install 8 from an upgrade CD.

    But like you say if it aint broke LOL!!
    Hello John,

    You would indeed need to own a qualifying OS to qualify for a Windows 8 upgrade copy, but you should be able to do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade copy like in the tutorial below if you like.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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    Hang on mate don't let us get into anything unpleasant please life is difficult enough as it is.

    I said in post #1 as you can see that I upgraded onto a cloned 7 OS. Quote: "I upgraded a cloned 7 SSD to 8 and so far so good".

    Now to be absolutely explicit I cloned my 7 OS from the original drive to a spare SSD then I bought the 8 upgrade and installed it onto that drive. I didn't touch the 7 OS I just brought across my settings.

    It was suggested to me that I should and could install from the upgrade so I asked Brink if this was possible and he has informed me that the upgrade requires an already working OS on it.

    I did it to save money and just to try - sorry if it all sounds a bit confusing it was to me until I found out for sure.
    My point being is that why would Microsoft sell an upgrade that could be fully installed for less than half of the cost of a full version it makes no sense.
    I have to admit the instructions at first glance look like you can but.....

    My query was about the 100MB partition that was there with the 7 install and disappeared after the upgrade.

    I do hope there is no bad feelings I never intended any or would I ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Well it does and it doesn't J as I have already spoken to Brink about doing just that and the upgrade requires an OS to "upgrade" you cannot just install 8 from an upgrade CD.

    But like you say if it aint broke LOL!!
    Hello John,

    You need to own a qualifying OS to qualify for a Windows 8 upgrade copy, but you should be able to do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade copy like in the tutorial below if you like.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    Shawn now you say I need to own a qualifying OS for an upgrade so have I got it wrong then can I put just an upgrade onto a blank drive?

    Now if by qualifying OS it means it can be put over a 7 install then that is what I did.

    But I stand to be corrected.

    I now wished I had not posted this as I was only curious about the missing 10MB partition that was there in 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Hang on mate don't let us get into anything unpleasant please life is difficult enough as it is.
    Yes, let's no go there but your implication that you spoke to Brink who (where you implied) said it could not be done triggered my response with a few reasons why Brink might have responded that way. It also triggered me to ask Brink as well and he responded accordingly that it can be done (just as I had suggested previously). So, don't read any emotion into my responses; however, I will always respond based on the presentation of facts and in this case you had it wrong. No offense intended. Now you know. Good luck.

    BTW, I really hope we were able to help you with this whole issue.
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