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Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1


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Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to do a upgrade install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
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How to Upgrade from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8 or 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to do a upgrade install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
How to Upgrade from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8 or 8.1


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to do a upgrade install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

For more information about Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, see:


Note   Note
Windows 8 frequently asked questions

You can only upgrade from 32-bit (x86) to 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) to 64-bit (x64). You would have to do a clean install instead to go from 32-bit (x86) to 64-bit (x64) or 64-bit (x64) to 32-bit (x86).

If you choose to start your PC from removable media that you created when you downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade files, you won’t be able to keep your apps, Windows settings, or personal files when you upgrade.

Upgrade from:

To: Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8

You keep your Windows settings, personal files, and applications

Windows 8 Release Preview

You only keep user accounts and files

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Nothing (your files will be saved in the Windows.old folder)

Windows 8 Developer Preview

Nothing (your files will be saved in the Windows.old folder)

Windows 7

You keep your Windows settings, personal files, and applications

Vista SP1 or later

You keep Windows settings and personal files

Vista

You keep your personal files only

XP SP3

You keep your personal files only



Upgrade from:

To: Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8

You keep Windows settings, personal files, and most apps

Windows 7

You keep your personal files only

Vista

You keep nothing—you must boot from media and perform a clean installation

XP

You keep nothing—you must boot from media and perform a clean installation





Windows 8 Upgrade Paths
NOTE: Upgrade installations from retail versions of Windows to Volume License versions of Windows is not supported. To change from a retail version of Windows to a Volume License version of Windows, you must perform a clean installation.

Upgrade to
Windows 8

Upgrade to
Windows 8 Pro

Upgrade to
Windows 8 Enterprise

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Professional (Volume License)

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Enterprise (Volume License)

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 8 (Volume License)

 

Windows 7 Professional

 
 

Windows 7 Ultimate

 


Upgrade to
Windows 8.1

Upgrade to
Windows 8.1 Pro

Upgrade to
Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Windows 8

Windows 8

Windows 8 Pro (Volume License)

 

Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (Volume License)

 

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

Windows 8 Enterprise (Volume License)






Windows 8 System Requirements
Windows 8 works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7.

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • Internet access for activation.
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch. (more info)
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
warning   Warning
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

Windows 8 EULA

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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If you UEFI instead of BIOS, then see this below first.

How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI)


CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 Update with Only a Product Key
  • Option Two: To Upgrade to Windows 8 using the "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant"
  • Option Three: Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8 Pro OR from Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro
  • Option Four: To Upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 using an ISO, DVD, or USB flash drive





OPTION ONE
To Upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 Update with Only a Product Key

NOTE: This option is when you already have purchased Windows 8, have a Windows 8 or 8.1 product key, and do not have any Windows installation media (ex: ISO, DVD, USB) to install with.
1. If you have not already, you will need to uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program you have installed first to prevent it from interfering with the upgrade to Windows 8/8.1. You can reinstall it after Windows 8/8.1 has finished installing.​
2. Click/tap on the link for the Microsoft site below, and click/tap on the Install Windows 8 or Install Windows 8.1 button at the site to download and run the Windows8-Setup.exe (Windows 8) or WindowsSetupBox.exe (Windows 8.1) file.​
3. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).​
4. Type in your Windows product key number, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​
warning   Warning
You will only be able to enter a Windows 8 product key when installing Windows 8.
warning   Warning

You will only be able to enter a Windows 8.1 product key when installing Windows 8.1.​
You will not be able to enter a Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack product key. These are considered to be an upgrade key and can't be used to install Windows 8. These can only be added after Windows 8 is installed, then use Add Features to upgrade to the Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack.​
Download-1.jpg
5. You will now see what Windows 8 will be installed. Click/tap on Next if correct. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This is based on the product key you entered at step 3 above.​
Download-2.jpg
6. Windows 8 will now begin to download. (see screenshot below)​
Download-3.jpg
7. When it's finished downloading, select (dot) Install Now, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8_Upgrade_Assistant.jpg
8. Go to step 7 in OPTION FOUR below.​





OPTION TWO
To Upgrade to Windows 8 using the "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant"

NOTE: This option is to both purchase and upgrade to Windows 8.
1. Do the tutorial below, select the Install Now (step 17) option while doing it.​
Windows_8_Upgrade_Assistant.jpg
2. Go to step 7 in OPTION FOUR below.​







OPTION THREE
Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8 Pro OR from Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro


Note   Note
This option is to be able to quickly do one of the following below using Add Features to Windows 8 or Add Features to Windows 8.1 without losing anything.

1. If you already have a Windows 8/8.1 Pro key, then use step 8 for the I already have a product key option in the tutorial link below.​
2. If you only have a Windows 8/8.1 key, then use step 9 for the I want to buy a product key online option in the tutorial link below to purchase a Windows Pro key.​
Add_Features-4.jpg







OPTION FOUR
To Upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1 using an ISO, DVD, or USB flash drive

NOTE: This option is to upgrade to Windows 8 using you Windows 8 ISO or Windows 8 installation DVD/USB.


1. If you have not already, you will need to uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program you have installed first to prevent it from interfering with the upgrade to Windows 8/8.1. You can reinstall it after Windows 8/8.1 has finished installing.

2. If you have not already, you will need to either create a Windows 8 installation USB or DVD with your Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO file, OR mount the Windows 8/8.1 ISO file.

3. From within the current Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP SP3, open the Windows 8/8.1 USB/DVD or mounted ISO file, run the setup.exe file, and close the Explorer window. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: For example, I did this from within Windows 7.
step-1.jpg

4. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

5. Select (dot) Go online to install updates now, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you would like to help with Windows 8, then you could also check the box at the bottom as well.
step-2.jpg

6. When it's finished checking your computer for any updates, enter your Windows 8 product key number, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

warning   Warning
You will only be able to enter a Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro product key.

See also: Solved - Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

You will not be able to enter a Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack product key. These are considered to be an upgrade key and can't be used to install Windows 8. These can only be added after Windows 8 is installed, then use Add Features to upgrade to the Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack.


Step-3A.jpg

7. Check the I agree to the license agreement box, and click/tap on Accept. (see screenshot below)
Step-3B.jpg

8. Select (dot) what you would like to keep in Windows 8 from your Windows 7, Vista, or XP, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The options you have available here will vary.
step-4.jpg

9. Windows 8 will now check for compatibility issues to see if you'll need to do anything to get your PC ready for Windows 8. If anything is found, you will need to take care of it being continuing. (see screenshot below)
step-5.jpg

10. If no issues were found from step 9 above, then click/tap on the Install button. (see screenshot below)
Step-6.jpg

11. Windows 8 will now start to install. The computer will restart a few times during this. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This will take a while to finish.
step-7.jpg

12. When it's finished, select a color you like, and click/tap Next. (see screenshot below)
Step-8.jpg

13. Select either the Use express settings or Customize button depending on how you want to set these settings. (see screenshot below)
A) If you select Use express settings, then go to step 18 below.​
B) If you select Customize, then continue on to step 14 below.​
Step-9.jpg

14. Select the share settings you would like. (see screenshot below)
step-10.jpg

15. Select the Windows Update and IE security settings that you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
step-11.jpg

16. Select the settings that you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
step13.jpg

17. Select the settings that you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
step13b.jpg

18. Sign in by typing in your user password from your Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, Vista, or XP that you are upgrading from, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
step-14.jpg

19. Do either step 20, or 21 below depending on if your would like to log on to Windows 8 with either your current local user account from step 18 above, or a Microsoft account. (see screenshot below)
step-15.jpg


20. If you want to Sign in to Windows 8 with your Current Local Account

Note   Note
Local account:

  • You use a user name (and password if you want one) to sign in to Windows 8 just like it was in Vista and Windows 7.
  • A local user account gives you access to only the PC it's on. You will need a separate user account created on each PC you use.
  • None of your settings will be synced between the PCs you use, and you won't get the benefits of connecting your PC to the cloud.


A) Click/tap on the Skip button, and go to step 22 below. (see screenshot below step 19)​
OR
A) Click/tap on the Sign in without a Microsoft account link. (see screenshot below step 19)​
B) Click/tap on the Use my current local account button, and go to step 22 below. (see screenshot below)​
step-18.jpg



21. If you want to Sign in to Windows 8 with a Microsoft Account

Note   Note
Microsoft account:

  • You use youremail address and password to sign in to Windows 8.
  • When you sign in with a Microsoft account, your PC is connected to the cloud.
  • Your friends’ contact info and statuses are automatically up to date from your Hotmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other accounts.
  • You can get to and share your photos, documents, and other files from SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, and other accounts without signing in to each one.
  • Your personal settings are synced to any PC running Windows 8 that you sign in to, including your themes, language preferences, browser favorites, and apps.
  • You can get apps in the Windows Store and use them on any PC running Windows 8 that you sign in to.
  • Easily reacquire your Metro style apps on multiple Windows 8 PCs. The app’s settings and last-used state persist across all your Windows 8 PCs.
  • You can associate the most commonly used Windows settings to your user account. In this way, the saved settings are available when you sign in to your account on any Windows 8 PC. So your PC will be set up just the way you are used to.
  • You can also save time with sign-in credentials, because now the same credentials are available for the different apps and websites you use and you can easily get back into them without having to enter credentials every time.
  • You can automatically sign in to apps and services that use Windows Live ID for authentication.


A) Type in your Windows Live ID email address, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below step 19)​
NOTE: If you do not have a Windows Live ID email address, then click on Sign up for a new email address link to get one.​
B) Enter the password for the email address, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you do not have a Windows Live ID email address, then click on Sign up for a Microsoft account link to get one.​
step-16.jpg
C) Enter security verification info if you like, click/tap on Next, and go to step 22 below. (see screenshots below)​
step-17.jpg
two-step-verification.jpg

22. In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on Next if you want to enable OneDrive integration. (see screenshot below)
SkyDrive1.jpg

23. Windows 8 will now prepare your PC for your user account.

24. Congratulations, you have finished upgrading your Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8. (see screenshots below)
Windows8.jpg
Start_8.1.jpg

25. You will notice that you will have a C:\$Windows.~BT and a C:\Windows.old folder that contains copies of files from the previous Windows installation. (see screenshot below)
Windows-old.jpg

26. If there's nothing in them that you would like to copy back into Windows 8 from the C:\Windows.old folder, then you could use Disk Cleanup to delete the Previous Windows installation(s), Temporary Windows installation files, and Windows upgrade log files items to free up the large amount HDD space that they take. (see screenshots below)
NOTE: This step will delete C:\$Windows.~BT and the C:\Windows.old folder from step 25 above.
Disk_Cleanup-1.jpg
Disk_Cleanup-2.jpg

27. It is highly recommened that you create a password reset disk for your user account just in case you forget it later. You will be able to use it to reset your user account password.

28. Install any needed drivers for your devices.



That's it,
Shawn



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vrosa

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Well done ?)
 

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Nice one, Will try late.
 

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I tried this but it wouldn't let me get past the screen where it tells me what I need to uninstall. I had uninstalled PerfectDisk like it asked me but when I tried it again, it showed the same screen but with no items on the todo list. There was no way around it so I had to install it on a different partition....
 

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    DT: DX48BT2 from Intel
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    DT: 2 Acer 23 iinch 1080p displays
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    LT: 320GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm
    DT: 1TB Samsung HD103UJ 7200rpm
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    DT: 1000W Rosewill Bronze Series
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    DT: Thermaltake Armor LCS
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Hello Freelancer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of what it's saying to see if anything may stand out?

You might see if disabling any security programs before installing Windows 8 may allow it to install.
 
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    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
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    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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I will do so when I get home. I'm on my laptop right now. I'm gonna try the upgrade on this device once I get it downloaded. This isn't the place to post it, but I think it is worth nothing that once I had Windows 8 installed on a separate partition on my desktop, I got it running but when I tried to run a performance evaluation (the one where it rates you hardware on a scale of 1 to 7.9, the computer froze and then after about a minute, I was acquainted with the brand new BSoD. I will post a crash dump and any other relevant system info when I get back home....
 

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    Motherboard
    DT: DX48BT2 from Intel
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    LT: 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 DT: 8GB of OCZ DDR3 Dual Channel 1333Mhz Gold Series RAM
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    LT: Nvidia 9400M G DT: GTX295
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    DT: 2 Acer 23 iinch 1080p displays
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    LT: 320GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm
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    DT: 1000W Rosewill Bronze Series
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Yeah, it's all the fun of playing with a OS still in development. :)
 

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    ASRock X79 Extreme11
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    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
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    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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Society could never evolve if it weren't for crazy people like us....
 

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    Dell Studio XPS 1340 / Custom desktop
    CPU
    LT: Intel P8600 Core 2 Duo (2.4GHz) DT: QX9770 Core 2 Extreme
    Motherboard
    DT: DX48BT2 from Intel
    Memory
    LT: 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 DT: 8GB of OCZ DDR3 Dual Channel 1333Mhz Gold Series RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    LT: Nvidia 9400M G DT: GTX295
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DT: 2 Acer 23 iinch 1080p displays
    Screen Resolution
    LT: 1280x800 DT: 3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    LT: 320GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm
    DT: 1TB Samsung HD103UJ 7200rpm
    PSU
    DT: 1000W Rosewill Bronze Series
    Case
    DT: Thermaltake Armor LCS
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    DT: Custom assortment of wate rcooling parts
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freelancer91

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OK, I got home and tried the upgrade process again. It didn't work. Then I tried it again but this time selected to start from the beginning. It still comes up with the same problem. Attached is a screen shot of what happens. I tried it on my laptop and it worked fine. upgrade.PNG
Refreshing the list doesn't do anything...

Wait, I noticed something interesting. When I upgraded my laptop, I am pretty sure it didn't give me the option to save user profiles, personal files, AND programs that work automatically. I tried that on my desktop and it worked. What does this mean?
 

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    Windows 8
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    Dell Studio XPS 1340 / Custom desktop
    CPU
    LT: Intel P8600 Core 2 Duo (2.4GHz) DT: QX9770 Core 2 Extreme
    Motherboard
    DT: DX48BT2 from Intel
    Memory
    LT: 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 DT: 8GB of OCZ DDR3 Dual Channel 1333Mhz Gold Series RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    LT: Nvidia 9400M G DT: GTX295
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DT: 2 Acer 23 iinch 1080p displays
    Screen Resolution
    LT: 1280x800 DT: 3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    LT: 320GB Seagate Momentus 7200rpm
    DT: 1TB Samsung HD103UJ 7200rpm
    PSU
    DT: 1000W Rosewill Bronze Series
    Case
    DT: Thermaltake Armor LCS
    Cooling
    DT: Custom assortment of wate rcooling parts
    Keyboard
    DT: Microsoft Sidewinder X4
    Mouse
    DT: Logitech wired USB mouse
    Internet Speed
    about 370KB/s down, 70KB/s up

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OK, I got home and tried the upgrade process again. It didn't work. Then I tried it again but this time selected to start from the beginning. It still comes up with the same problem. Attached is a screen shot of what happens. I tried it on my laptop and it worked fine. View attachment 1625
Refreshing the list doesn't do anything...

Wait, I noticed something interesting. When I upgraded my laptop, I am pretty sure it didn't give me the option to save user profiles, personal files, AND programs that work automatically. I tried that on my desktop and it worked. What does this mean?
Freelancer,

If you used the keep nothing option in step 5, then it would be basically like doing a clean install instead of a upgrade install where you still have your user accounts, files, and programs afterwards. That's all.

Since it worked with Nothing selected, then there must have been something that was still incompatible in your Windows 7 installation preventing the upgrade.
 
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I didn't pick the Nothing option. I picked the keep profiles and personal files one...
 

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Oh, my mistake. Sorry. It's still something that was probablt incompatible in the other option. :)
 

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Hi bring,

in my installation (64-bit) first option (User accounts, personel files....) does not appear. Only two options. What's the reason(s) of this?
OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64


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Hello nonpasaran, and welcome to Eight Forums. It's good to see you here.

It just depends on what is available on your installation for what options you will have. :)


Step 5.
NOTE: These options may vary depending on what OS you currently have, and what you have installed.
 

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Hello Freelancer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you post a screenshot of what it's saying to see if anything may stand out?

You might see if disabling any security programs before installing Windows 8 may allow it to install.
Brink...I know you are putting in a lot of hours on the forums but currently you are on Eight Forums!?!?
 

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LOL, yeah they do tend to blend together after a while sometimes. :eek:
 

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Hello AEM,

In this build, you will only get a choice of where to install Windows 8 if installed from boot during a clean or dual boot install. If installed from within say Windows 7 or Vista, it will replace it with Windows 8 without an option of where to install it. :(
 

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