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Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade


Brink

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#81
Hello Bob,

You would just need to select to boot from your 64-bit DVD at boot instead of your 32-bit Windows 8. Afterwards, you should be able to do the rest of the tutorial on the first page to delete the 32-bit Windows 8 and installed the 64-bit. :)
 

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Brink

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#83
Nope. The DVD will be bootable.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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Brink

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#85
You're welcome. I'm happy to hear that you are back to 64-bit now. :)

If you selected your old 32-bit Windows partition to install to, then it would have formatted it for you during installation. You might also check to see if you may have a Windows.old folder that you could delete to gain back more HDD space since you didn't start the installation with a deleted partition.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2527-windows-old-folder-delete-windows-8-a.html
 

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RayMulder

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#86
When I bought my Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from a store I was not asked for my qualifying OS key so I suspect this is a flaw in the system which someone clever just found out because there is no instructions from MS of this nature.
THe very nature of the way this is done is the give away. else it would itself go do a refresh...or is this just MS wanting you to install your 'old' OS each time?
I also did a clean install to start with and had to install Win 7 again because I did not know this method.
Anyway thanks Shawn for your very informed and talented mind...I wont tell a soul :)
Ray
 

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Brink

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#87
Hey Ray,

It's mostly on the honor system to abide by the EULA to have a qualify OS when you buy a packaged Windows 8 upgrade in a box from a retail store.

Normally an upgrade is for upgrading from within the old Windows to the new Windows 8. However, Microsoft just allows it's customers to be able to do a clean install with an upgrade copy so as not to have to reinstall the old OS first and upgrade each time you need to reinstall Windows 8.
 

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Enigma

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@Brink Refreshing the PC has obvious disadvantages (like removing many of your apps). It really doesnt seem like a Refresh would be necessary to do on an 8 install that's completely fresh and umodified and simply needs to be activated. That is my situation, and I have 2 Win8 Upgrade keys, one that i bought from Microsoft online, and another that i bought at Wal-Mart. Of course, when i attempt to use either of the keys, i get an error code, which i fully expected. However, it just seems like a Refresh isnt the best way to accomplish this, there's got to be a better way. I do also have a 7 Upgrade key that i bought on a student discount a few yrs ago (but lost the piece of paper the key was printed on, as well as the install disc). I found the following method on the Microsoft forums as well:

windows 8 activation after clean install does not accept product key - Microsoft Community

1. Run the registry editor (regedit)
2. Find the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE
3. Change the value for 'MediaBootInstall' from 1 to 0
4. Open an elevated command prompt (run as admin)
5. Run the following command: slmgr -rearm
6. Reboot

Now you can activate.

Besides those 2 methods, is there any other way to accomplish this?

Thanks!
 

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Brink

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#89
Hello Stephen,

There's not any other legal means than these that I know of.

If doing this from a clean install, then a refresh is the easiest and quickest method to activate.

Other than that, using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below for the same as what you posted above will work in Windows 8 as well without losing anything.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums

...then use this tutorial below to change/enter your legal product key number to activate.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8855-product-key-number-change-windows-8-a.html
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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Geo

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#90
Just an update: After successfully clean installing about 2 weeks ago, thanks to all the efforts in these tutorials (and esp. Brink :D), I put in an order for Windows Media Center (free until Jan 31)...well I JUST got the Key for it!! Be patient if you have put in for it!!!! Good to go now!
 

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Brink

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Just an update: After successfully clean installing about 2 weeks ago, thanks to all the efforts in these tutorials (and esp. Brink :D), I put in an order for Windows Media Center (free until Jan 31)...well I JUST got the Key for it!! Be patient if you have put in for it!!!! Good to go now!
Great news Geo. :)
 
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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avaccaro

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#92
Hi,
I have a system with 32bit version of XP and purchased a Windows 8 Pro upgrade license.
After realizing that I could not download the 64 bit version of the upgrade I contacted Microsoft that recommended to run the Upgrade Assistant from a 64 bit system, create an ISO image and use it for a FRESH install.
I did that all and realized, only after reinstalling the full system (including several apps) that my serial code was not set.

Then i found your tutorial and tried to run it from point 6 (activate windows 8 upgrade using a BAT File).

After running the BAT file, I tried to reboot the system (actually the action proposed by my system is "upgrade and reboot").
The system restarts and tries to upgrade but the process fails and rolls back.

So in the end I've not been able to get the system activated.

My question is: is there a way to activate the system without having to re-install all the third party applications?

Thanks,
Attilio
 

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Brink

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#93
Hello Attilio, and welcome to Eight Forums.

"Upgrade and Reboot" indicates that Windows was going to install Windows Updates first, then reboot.

You might try the BAT again since an update may have interfered with it.

If that doesn't help, then try changing the product key number to your number again to see if it may toggle it activated.

However, most likely you may need to refresh. :(
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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#94
I have a question, I'm planning to upgrade to an SSD sometime next year. If I do the clean install with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade now on my current boot drive (a 320gb wd drive.), will I be able to repeat the install on the new drive or do I need to get a new copy of Windows 8?
 

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    Intel Core i5 3570k
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    Crucial Ballistix 4GBx2 1600
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Brink

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#95
Hello HarvickFan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, as long as you format the current 320 GB drive right before or after installing to the new drive. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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#96
Hello HarvickFan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, as long as you format the current 320 GB drive right before or after installing to the new drive. :)
Just to be clear, you're saying I can do this more then once as long as I reformat the drive with the installed Windows 8 first?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel Core i5 3570k
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix 4GBx2 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2209W
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB
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    Thermaltake Smart M850W
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#97
Yes, the product key for the upgrade is a retail key, so you can install and activate as many times as you like so long as it's only activated on one PC at the same time.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#98
Having been pointed to this thread by znod (thanks) I have done a fresh install of Win 8 via usb stick and on reboot I looked in the SYSTEM page to find that the system was shown as activated. The system page still shows this now after applying Windows updates. So far I have not needed to refresh the system or use the downloaded .bat file.
 

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  • OS
    OS X / Windows 8.1 Pro / Ubuntu 13.10
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    15" MacBook Pro retina 10,1
    CPU
    2.3GHz
    Memory
    8GB 1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD400 / Nvidia GT650M
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    2880 x 1800
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#99
Hello Duckface,

Great news. :)

Did you have an OEM computer that came with Windows 8 preinstalled?
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

dhenry437

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I am building a new system and am wondering if this will work for it, and also if I do this will I still be genuine as well as able to apply updates? Which is recommended step 5 or 6.
 
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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 8 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3570k
    Motherboard
    Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    Corsair Vengance 16GB 1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Radeon HD 7970
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD & WD Caviar Black 2TB
    PSU
    Thermaltake Bronze 80+ 800w
    Case
    Fractal Design Arc Midi
    Cooling
    Colermaster Hyper 212 Evo

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