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Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

  1. #120


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam972 View Post
    Will this work if I install my spare copy of windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and then install my windows 8 pro 64 bit using this method?
    If you have a product key number for the Win 7 Ultimate and do not use it activate a Win 7 while you have the Windows 8 upgrade activated, then you would be able to do this.
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Jan 2013 at 13:39. Reason: added quote

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  2. #121


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    Hey shawn, i tried both of the ways to activate it, and none of them worked :/
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  3. #122


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    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 upgrade from?
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  4. #123


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    Brink: I know you werent addressing me, but I have one digital download upgrade copy that I bought from MS's authorized reseller, and another 2 copies that I obtained from Wal-mart. Both are 8 Pro x64. I pretty much assume their contents are the same. But I compared the file size of my ripped Wal-mart disc ISO files to the official download files, and I noticed that the ripped copy is around 500 to 800 MB larger (just an estimate). So what could be making up the difference? It's not relevant to activation, just curious is all.
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  5. #124


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 upgrade from?
    i bought my copy from pcworld.co.uk
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  6. #125


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Brink: I know you werent addressing me, but I have one digital download upgrade copy that I bought from MS's authorized reseller, and another 2 copies that I obtained from Wal-mart. Both are 8 Pro x64. I pretty much assume their contents are the same. But I compared the file size of my ripped Wal-mart disc ISO files to the official download files, and I noticed that the ripped copy is around 500 to 800 MB larger (just an estimate). So what could be making up the difference? It's not relevant to activation, just curious is all.
    Hello Steve,

    Not sure why either.
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  7. #126


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam972 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Where did you get your copy of Windows 8 upgrade from?
    i bought my copy from pcworld.co.uk
    Adam,

    You might start completely over from scratch, but only use the refresh option.
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  8. #127


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    Ok, re install windows 8 and then using the refresh straight away?
    will this certainly work?
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  9. #128


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    Usually, if done as per the tutorial, unless there's some issue with the type of Windows 8 you have.
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  10. #129


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit


    it didn't work
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