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Windows 8 Install-WOW!

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#1 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

I didn't have too much intention to switch from Windows 7 to Windows 8 anyway, and this just SEALED the deal. I was talking to Microsoft tech support, and you HAVE to upgrade from 7 (Or Vista or XP). The ONLY way to wipe your hard drive and install a CLEAN version of 8 is to buy the System Builder's version. However, this is only good for a ONE TIME activation. So if you format your hard drive again (Or your hard drive crashes, or you swap hard drives), you have to buy Windows 8 System Builder's version AGAIN.

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#2 OFFLINE   jdskycaster



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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:56 AM

Not sure I believe that. I have not booted a retail disk yet but all indications are that the option to do a clean install is included. The only caveat I know of is if you are trying to install Enterprise edition.

#3 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:21 AM

I believe it is true about having to have a previous OS installed. The system builder restriction is not. You can reinstall on the same PC, or transfer to a new PC that you own. One system builder license cannot be shared between systems. The full version sku is gone.

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