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Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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    no worries mate - tried your above suggestion and all is well Win 8 up and running on my new SSD.

    Thanks for your help very much appreciated.

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    You're most welcome SF. I'm happy to hear that it's up and running.
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  3. #62


    Great post; thanks. I would like to know if I can purchase the $39.99 upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro by running the Upgrade Assistant on my 32 bit Windows 7 PC and then later install the resulting DVD to a 64 bit PC? I have read that the resulting ISO file and resulting DVD is bit-specific, but I would like to confirm that. The reason for asking is that I don't have ready access to a 64 bit PC running a qualifying OS from which to run the Upgrade Assistant and I may want to upgrade my just purchased 64 bit Windows 8 PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    Great post; thanks. I would like to know if I can purchase the $39.99 upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro by running the Upgrade Assistant on my 32 bit Windows 7 PC and then later install the resulting DVD to a 64 bit PC? I have read that the resulting ISO file and resulting DVD is bit-specific, but I would like to confirm that. The reason for asking is that I don't have ready access to a 64 bit PC running a qualifying OS from which to run the Upgrade Assistant.
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    How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.

    Dell - Support
    Order the Dell Reinstall DVD, you them have no need for a ISO.

    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
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  5. #64


    Thanks. I'm a bit confused. I do intend to order the Dell CDs which includes a copy of Windows 8, but my question has to do with upgrading to Windows 8 Pro. With that in mind, it seems the most economical way is to purchase the $39.99 upgrade using Upgrade Assistant. I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC. The question was whether I can use my current 32 bit Windows 7 PC to do that and then use the resulting DVD to clean install to my newly purchased 64 bit PC.
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    I may have do this
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    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
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  8. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
    Thanks. As mentioned, I'm trying to take advantage of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flroots
    I have read that the Upgrade Assistant generates an error if you run it on a Windows 8 PC
    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
    Thanks. As mentioned, I'm trying to take advantage of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
    As mentioned

    You can upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 7, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.

    You CAN NOT upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 8 HP, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.
    You need to use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
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  10. #69


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flroots View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    That is because you need to use ADD FEATURE, using the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    With the dell DVD Windows 8 HP, you only need the Upgrade Product Key to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.


    You can use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8


    You can order the upgrade on your current 32 bit Windows 7 PC.
    Thanks. As mentioned, I'm trying to take advantage of the $39.99 promotion.
    Pete
    As mentioned

    You can upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 7, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.

    You CAN NOT upgrade a Dell PC with Windows 8 HP, with the Windows 8 Pro upgrade.
    You need to use the Upgrade Product Key in ADD Features to upgrade.
    Add Features to Windows 8
    Thanks. We're obviously not communicating. I've read countless threads that explain how to use the $39.99 Windows 8 Pro promotion to do a clean install to a blank drive. My only question relates to whether the ISO file created by the Upgrade Assistant is bit-wise meaning that the DVD created can only be used on the bit type of the computer that the ISO file was downloaded to. I have read that it is bit-wise, but I would like to confirm that (preferably from MS).
    Pete
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