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Can't access DVD to install W8 over XP.

  1. #11

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    Windows 8.1

    I'll convert it to an ISO tonight and install it via a USB instead.
    Converting to a bootable usb drive is a viable option "only" if your old rig supports booting from a usb device. Keep that in mind and good luck. Also, be aware that not all old rigs can be upgraded to Windows 8 so I hope you did your homework in that area as well.

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  2. #12

    This is really starting to anger me!! I've tried to create an ISO from the Win8 DVD using ImgBurn and Burning Studio 14, but when I run Microsoft's Windows 7 DVD download tool for reading the ISO file, it's telling me it's not a valid ISO file. Why is that????

    So I go to MS' web site to download an ISO of Win8. Do you think I can find it? No. Do you think MS would have a simple button that says "Download"?? No.

    Something that should be quite so simple is yet again proving to utterly BS.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    Hi lostindigital,
    What software are u going to use to do it via a usb? if ur doing it thru a usb you'll need to make it bootable.
    i would recommend poweriso, ultraiso.
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