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Will that work? Having trouble with dual boot ( Win 7 and Win 8). Reply Martin Brinkmann October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am # Great that it worked out for your client. If you purchased a computer that came with Windows 10, for example, this will likely bring back the bloatware that came with your Windows 10 PC. (There's a way around this, but news

I was about to re-format to W7 and then i remembered I had this page as a bookmark. :) ReplyLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.CommentYour NameYour E-mail (will not Installed on a computer on which a torrent copy of windows 8 was installed, thee was nothing left from a previous windows 7 pro install on it. Select "Remove everything." This will wipe all your files, so be sure you have backups. Reply Lowiitu October 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm # 1 )Can you use a Windows 8 Pro Upgrade license to install and activate the operating system on a PC with no

Clean Install Windows 8 Upgrade On New Hard Drive

Computer runs as if brand new. October 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm # I once copied over the c:\windows\system32\config directory to a blank HDD, and that was all Windows needed to see an upgrade situation. Reply Tim October 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm # @GayanIf you're a Desktop user and prefer to not use the apps, you don't have to if you don't want to. After two days it booted to the activation screen.

Activate_Windows_Upgrade_after_Clean_Install.bat B) Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator. Seems a LOT of programs have problems with 64 bit...... They both run seamlessly. Windows 7 Upgrade Clean Install Workaround Firefox 16.0.2, Thunderbird 16.0.2 releasedWindows 8: upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit system Responses to Windows 8 Upgrade: clean install possible?

THANKS!!!! Your choices are: Install now, Install by creating media, and Install later from your desktop. There you sit with no Windows at all, possibly a lost activation key, and a USB drive that might have a Windows 8 installer on it, or might not. https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-clean-install-windows-8-pro-upgrade-2626221 Install Windows 10 from the installation media like you would any other operating system.

Start it up and select the "Create installation media for another PC" option to create installation media. Clean Install Windows 8 Pro Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Jun 7, 2016 Actually you can not upgrade architectures such as 32 to 64 bit - it must be done with a Reply Jeff September 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm # Do you know if this workaround is still working? Last edited by japa; 19 Nov 2012 at 11:19.

  • Reply TZ November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm # Success!
  • Windows 8 is still installed on the SSD, so everything should work fine.
  • I had the Win 8 key on my Win 7 partition so maybe it picked it up there.
  • What's not clear at all is whether you can do a clean install using the upgrade media or not.Microsoft's official stance is that you can't, stating that "customers must be running
  • Install by booting the PC with the Upgrade install media However you acquired physical Windows 8 Upgrade install media—by purchasing the retail Setup disc, perhaps, or by making one with the
  • Didn't have to call microsoft to activate my copy of windows I could do it myself!
  • after getting ahold of windows tech support i was given this response.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Key Free

By Martin Brinkmann on October 27, 2012 in Windows - Last Update:October 31, 2012 176Microsoft is pushing the Windows 8 Upgrade offers ever since Windows 8 got released a day ago. http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/ What is the process of installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit from Vista 32 bit? Clean Install Windows 8 Upgrade On New Hard Drive Maybe it just takes some time (or a couple reboots) for that to take effect after being activated? Windows 8 Anytime Upgrade Key pls help as i hv not received any response from Microsoft so far...

But every so often a screen takes over my computer that says I need to activate the PC by entering a product code.I again entered the product key # from inside navigate to this website Reply Franki November 3, 2015 at 7:30 am # I ran into the same problem but thanks for your advice, it works. But often, the phone activation process will let you do it anyway, so it's worth a shot. Result: a dual-boot W7/W8. Clean Install Windows 10 After Upgrade

Any desktop related apps had to be reinstalled separately. now everything looks good. The W8 installation process seemed to recognise the Windows 7(OEM) on the original partition and installed from DVD direct to the new partition without comment. http://sherik.net/windows-8/finding-product-key-to-clean-install-windows-8.php Didn't have to call microsoft to activate my copy of windows I could do it myself!

Then the user was asked to insert the installation disc of the previous version of Windows into the CD/DVD drive to validate that you had the previous version of the OS. This Product Key Can Only Be Used To Add Features To Windows Reply Larry October 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm # I was running windows 8 preview when I did a clean install of windows 8 pro. When I rebooted, I went to activate and it said to try to activate at a later time but the activate button was enabled so I clicked on it and presto

so it would work like a retail key.

You have to install fresh the win7 on the new hardware, activate it and on top of that to re-install the win8 upgrade? Apparently Microsoft takes a snapshot of the system you upgraded...So if I change Hard drives would that be a problem with the snapshot? Tried all ways to upgrade to 64bit W10 without a clean install but won't let me. Upgrade Windows With Only A Product Key One of the items he did confirm is that clean installs are possible after the free upgrade to Windows 10: @dinchy87 @PiotrGoreckiJr Once you upgrade W10 w/ the free upgrade offer

Thanks so much!!! But iam facing few issues now... Reply Sam October 28, 2012 at 8:10 am # I have my old Vista ultimate dvd (currently not being used) and want to upgrade to win8. http://sherik.net/windows-8/help-going-back-to-windows-8-oem-from-windows-8-1-clean.php Advertisement Related ArticlesHow to Clean Install Windows Vista with Upgrade Media 2 Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media 22 Windows 7 Clean Install Screens Windows 7 Clean Install Screens, Part

November 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm # Registry enhancement worked great for me.Thanks Reply Craig November 3, 2012 at 10:09 am # Thankyou, solved my issue! You can later burn that ISO to a writable DVD if you wish. EssentialsWindows 7 EssentialsWindows 8 / 8.1 EssentialsUpgrading to Windows 10Windows 10 EssentialsWindows 10MobileHow-ToDownloadsWindows 7 Themes GalleryWindows 8 Themes GalleryMoreWebSocial MediaNewsSecurityWindows Search TechNorms EssentialsWindows 7 EssentialsWindows 8 / 8.1 EssentialsUpgrading to Windows Any luck in that ?

It's not tied to the motherboard or anything is it (windows 8)? Press enter to open the Registry Editor.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/ and double-click on the MediabootInstall key in the right pane.Change the key's value from 1 to 0.Exit the Registry Editor, press the Reply ar December 12, 2012 at 9:55 am # Is it completely legal? While you can still install Windows 8 on the system, it won't activate otherwise as no previous version of Windows has been found by the installer running on it.It still feels

Regardless of how you choose to install Windows 8 on your existing PC—Upgrade or Custom—when you boot into Windows 8 for the first time, you can see that the system is