Jump to content
|Topic||Stats||Last action by|
|Windows Phone 10 Concept (In Progress)||
|Formula 1 Silly Season 2015||
|Helldivers Is Like A Video Game Version Of Starship Troopers||
|Just got a Surface Pro 3. Tips & Suggestions?||
|Answered Can't install Windows 8.1 on SSD||
Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:57
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:59
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:14
so technically if you wiped the drive and turned off the computer it wouldn't remember the information. Lets hope we don't get a power outage while upgrading with a clean install But thanks for the heads up. That question has been quietly nagging at me for years I've just been too lazy to look it up.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:16
Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:51
Posted 18 November 2012 - 14:14
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:49
Posted 25 November 2012 - 18:46
Posted 25 November 2012 - 18:53
Ive not read this whole topic(Don't have time its huge) but I have now for the third time activated windows 8 pro with a upgrade key by installing it in a hard drive with a NONE activated copy of windows on it. I formatted the drive in the setup and windows was activated immediately after installation.
I am eligible for the upgrade anyway so don't see a problem.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 20:26
Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:19
Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:33
okay so... i am not elligible for the upgrade if i use a new hard disk drive and i have to purchase the OEM copy ...?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:44
If you have your previous OS disks do a minimal install and don't even activate it. Then you can install Windows 8 upgrade without a problem. The upgrade activation code given with the upgrade does not allow for a clean install and does not ask for the disk of the previous eligible OS... go figure.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:48
Posted 28 November 2012 - 15:56
I'm not going to read through 17 pages here, but doing a clean install with the upgrade disc is entirely possible, in fact I've already done it 3 times. I originally bought the upgrades and did in place upgrades, but decided to do a fresh install. What you have to do is to install Windows fresh like you normally would. When Windows boots up after the install, it will be unactivated and won't be able to activate. You need to use regedit to browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE
and change MediaBootInstall to 0.