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Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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    Got it working today. The fix for me was to download a good Windows 8.0 Core iso to install with. Went right in, picked up the key from BIOS and auto activated on the first boot after install.

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  2. #271


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


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  3. #272


    This is a Great Tutorial Brink, Who'd of thought it could be so simple You are indeed the best.
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  4. #273


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm glad you like it Herb.
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  5. #274


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I'm glad you like it Herb.
    Well it just helped a friend whom had no clue after a replaced failed 1tb HDD. He is a little uptight about upgrading vs doing a clean install. After I convinced him to do a clean install he calls back and is upset (understandably so) that it wouldn't activate. I did not know he was using an upgrade disk and key. This tutorial saved my bacon as it were. Thanks for your hard work.
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  6. #275


    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update

    Can I use a 8.1 disk to clean install


    Hi

    I have my W8 disk with product key, and a W8.1 disk I burned from the 8.1 iso on the MS site.

    Can I use the 8.1 disk with mu 8 key


    Thanks

    Daniel
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  7. #276


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daniel,

    If you got the ISO using OPTION ONE below, then yes.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  8. #277


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Hopefully be waiting for this one in Ten Forums renamed " Clean install with Windows 10 free upgrade"
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