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Want to REbuild Win8-Do I need Win7 1st

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1

    Want to REbuild Win8-Do I need Win7 1st


    Hi,
    When Win8 came out I purchased the upgrade disk (as I was running Win7) and installed with no problems.Now,15 months later I want to rebuild the system to clear out assorted crap you acquire over time.In the past it was easy as I had never 'upgraded' mearly installed new.
    So,can I just initialise my system disk and install Win8 direct or do I have to first install Win7?

    I've a feeling I know the answer but the bright people on here will know for definite.

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    See Brink's tutorial here: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    Maybe u can do a system reset it will do a clean thing on ur pc
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    See Brink's tutorial here: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    Thank you for the link - will try that next week after I've had a VERY good sleep
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by sri2000 View Post
    Maybe u can do a system reset it will do a clean thing on ur pc
    Thanks for the suggestion but it is more all the install/un-installs that you do over time that I find only a clean system can over-come.
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  6. #6


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


    You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows 7 ( Win XP, Vista) install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Win 8.1


    [QUOTE=theog;350769]You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows 7 ( Win XP, Vista) install.

    Thanks,but as I said in my original question,I was going to initialise my System Disk.
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