Reply Ram November 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm # I too had the problem of activation. Thanks for the post. After I upgraded my vista, windows 8 failed to boot after some updates. Unfortunately, I ended up buying another Windows 8 Pro key lol I guess I'll give it to someone for christmas Reply Wout January 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm # It worked...! this page
And Microsoft, try to integrate Outlook, IE and File Explorer into the same 3-panes layout application… If the Desktop becomes document-centric, these emails, web pages, IM’s are not “viewed” the same Reply Anonymous October 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm # This was my experience with win 8 clean install, 1. But now that I have rebooted, I can't locate the activation window, and I don't know what it means to "run the activation utility". If they’re setup as POP3, however, the emails are downloaded to your computer and may not be stored on the server.
Login or register to post comments Jim Taylor on Dec 26, 2012 I am trying to install Win 8 64 on a new drive, not the one which has Win 7, Thank you very much. I've build a computer and I'm waiting on the upgrade dvd and ssd to arrive. Does 64 Bit on its own offer any real performance boost?
Reply Tom April 19, 2013 at 6:15 am # I appreciate your help - but - did you really test it? Then everything worked. Reply Var October 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm # "....installing Windows 7 using an upgrade on a clean PC."Should this be Windows 8, it seems typo, right? Windows 7 Upgrade Clean Install Workaround Download Win8 Upgrade 39.99 and burnt ISO to DVD 3.
Thank you. Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Key Free Murder averted :) Reply Chris October 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm # Worked like a charm. Very nervous that I would mess something up, but it worked ok.Compounding my difficulty - my Internet connection kept going in and out, interrupting the process. (I'm in a rural location) original site Anyway, running it in XP mode got rid of that issue at least.
Purchased Windows 8 key. Clean Install Windows 8 Pro Reply eugene October 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm # Thank you for that work around! Reply Rick April 2, 2013 at 9:37 am # Just a note to let people know. I think "windows-q" is the same as "option-q" on my Mac ...
Please let me know if my upgrade plan will not work, don't want to go and waste £25. The windows 8 upgrade is retail or oem? Clean Install Windows 8 Upgrade On New Hard Drive And the computer tells me that my Windows is NOW ACTIVATED.So thank you. Mediabootinstall Missing The promotions the company is currently running are highly attractive, starting at $39.99 for a Windows 8 Pro upgrade license.
It worked for me. http://sortpictures.net/windows-8/windows-8-to-8-1-upgrade-download.html Reply Jon October 28, 2012 at 5:17 am # ^ So then... It certainly did not for me. I did have problems doing this with USB installer - EFT prevents install to any MBR partitions. Windows 8 Anytime Upgrade Key
Thanks again. So you’d have to use my article to make it work. pls help as i hv not received any response from Microsoft so far... Get More Info Installed extra 1Gb RAM and also installed new 120GB SSD and purchased windows 8 upgrade.
Thanks for the tip, uncommoner!How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade License How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and This Product Key Can Only Be Used To Add Features To Windows In any case thanks man you saved me a lot of hassles. Maybe it just takes some time (or a couple reboots) for that to take effect after being activated?
Reply Phil November 2, 2012 at 4:33 am # Extremely glad to see this. About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up with If I own Windows 7, then I am eligible and the least they could have done is asked for my Windows 7 key to verify the upgrade rather than spitting out Upgrade Windows With Only A Product Key Reply Dan February 12, 2013 at 12:26 am # Thank you!!
I re-installed windows yesterday on a Clean drive, had to activate by phone. Unfortunately, the Windows 8 Upgrade doesn't always allow for that, throwing you an error when you try to activate after a clean install. Mine is SSD, as I am sure MANY peeps are putting OS on SSDs for the last 2 years. see here It ate my product key, even thanked me => THIS IS REALLY LEGIT Matthew July 13, 2015 Worked perfectly!!
This saved me hours of work. Configure RDS Web Access Users at remote client sites could not access Kronos on client-owned devices, so we needed a solution to publish apps easily TECHNOLOGY IN THIS DISCUSSION Dell 124658 Reply snappingkiwi October 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm # Okay, I've got some questions... My goal was to replace a bulky, power-hungry, but bullet-proof Dell Core 2 Quad, running Vista 64 Home Premium and used as file/media server.
Someone over there will figure out how to do it and/or write a utility to do it. Reply jacko November 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm # Hello, what happens if I change my hard disk or my motherboard? That's incredibly time consuming. Worked on both of my computers.
One last (personal as well) view of Windows 8: it definitely looks like work-still-in-progress… and I can see why users are confused (I am!). I loaded Parallels 8 and then Windows 8 from the disc. I have not upgraded my PC in 6 years or so apart from the graphics card so I see that if I upgrade my hardware windows 8 will run nice, especially Then I removed the HDD and tried to boot Windows from the SSD, but it couldn't, because the HDD still contained the primary OS.
Thanks a lot. I request a Product key for that free Win Media Center upgrade about 8 hours ago ....