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Brink

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Should be a Windows 8 Pro ISO. That's what the e-mail states I ordered, and have a product key for. In the ESD folder under Windows/efi/boot there is a bootx64efi file.. Does this mean it's a 64-bit download?

If it's safe to delete the ESD folder I'll try that.


What determines if it's a 64-bit or 32-bit ISO will be the computer you download it from. See warning under step 1 below.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-upgrade-iso-download-create.html

What did it tell you for what it's download at step 4 in the same tutorial above?
 

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velisario

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Hey,

It was definitely downloaded on a 64-bit OS. I now can't get to step 4 in that tutorial, because it immediately jumps to step 7. I am going to have to delete the ESD folder (or ESD/Windows folder??) and try and run the Windows8-Setup.exe, to see if it lets me enter my product key again.
 

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Brink

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mvp
What did it tell you it was downloading at step 4 when you downloaded it last?


Yes, delete the two hidden folders below if you wanted to start completely over.

C:\ESD

and

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup
 

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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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velisario

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Sorry Brink, I don't remember what it said at step 4 last time.. I will look out for it when I try it again. Probably won't get a chance till Sunday.
 

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Brink

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mvp
No problem. If it says Pro, then you should be good to go with it.
 

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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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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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velisario

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Well I decided to do the download tonight. I deleted the folders and ran the setup. This time it let me enter the product key and download. The download stated it was a pro download at step 4 - just like in the picture, but the download is once again 2.63 GB?

This is a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. It states 64-bit in the Control Panel. Where am I going wrong
 

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Brink

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You're not doing anything wrong. It's just that my 64-bit was a bit larger, but since it says you got a 64-bit Pro, then you are good to go to with it. :)
 

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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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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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velisario

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Excellent.

Once I have botched the install, I'll come back to ask many more questions! :)
 

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Brink

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LOL, ok mate. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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No changes since day one.

Getting kinda close to January 31st, 2012.
So today I purchased and downloaded a copy of Win 8 Pro for my wife's computer.

There was no need to download, for the file size of the ISO I burned today is
the exact same file size as the one I burned on October 26th 2012.

2,896,756,736 bytes.

You can use the same installation disk on 100 computers.
Just make sure you have 100 valid Products keys to enter
when prompted for such on each of those installations.

And if the ESD folder still resides on your HDD, you can always install from there also.
C:\Users\You\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup\Sources\WebSetup.exe /late elevate

Win8-ISO.jpg
 
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velisario

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Right,

So I do have a question. I performed the install, but the customization option seemed to pass me by, and most strangely - when I went into System, Windows was already activated?? No need to do either of the steps at the end of the tutorial to activate?

I'm a little disconcerted.
 

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Brink

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How did you install it, and what was already installed?
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

velisario

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I installed it as stated in the tutorial listed in the quotes in my 1st post - for Clean Install using an upgrade. I installed it over my Vista 32-bit OEM OS. SO I selected delete and then installed onto the unallocated space.

When I booted from the disk in BIOS to start the setup, after stage 9 in this guide, the system restarted and tried to start the install from scratch again. So, I set the boot device priority back the Harddrive and this did a getting Devices ready page, rebooted itself and voila shiny Windows?

Nothing is ever as it should be when I do these things..
 

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    ATI 512Mb 4870
    PSU
    Corsair 650 TX

Brink

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mvp
If you used a Microsoft account, it most likely pulled the info from it on the MS servers.
 

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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)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    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 3
    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

velisario

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Nope. Did is as a Local account. Everything seems to be working fine though :D

I haven't even installed any drivers and everything seems to be working? I'm using an Asus P5N-E SLI board - which is pretty old, so the nforce 650i drivers seem to be for W7 64-bit.. I might install them and see what happens.. :confused:

Thanks for all your help by the way!
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel Core 2 Duo 6420
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    Asus P5N-E SLI
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    3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 512Mb 4870
    PSU
    Corsair 650 TX

Brink

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Well, great news though, and you're most welcome.

Just be sure to create restore points before doing anything that you may wish to undo with a system restore if needed. ;)
 

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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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    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 3
    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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