Detection, on 11 December 2012 - 00:02, said:
Mounting the ISO won't work, as soon as Windows 8 setup needs to restart the machine, the ISO is no longer mounted and setup can't find the 8 ISO/Disk
Make another 4GB primary partition along with your 250GB one, extract the ISO to that, or mount the ISO and copy the setup files from the mounted ISO to that 4GB partition
Now when you run setup from the 4GB partition, and setup needs to reboot the machine, the setup files are still there for the install to continue
From what I remember, running 4GB\setup.exe from the main 4GB partition will give the upgrade option, running setup from 4GB\sources\setup.exe will give you the full wipe option (Although Win 8 should ask if you want to wipe the drive during setup anyway)
mounting works, i did it for my laptop, it copies the files to the HDD, gets to 20 something % then reboots.
However, the files I want to keep are like 240GB worth and its taking too long.
Is the upgrade bad? is it lesser than a clean install? will my computer be slow?
Ill probably end up with almost everything installed again anyway.
Ive cancelled the copy and will just go for a upgrade I think.
I can burn a disc and do a clean install at a later date when I get another HDD to copy my stuff on to.