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Put it on a new SSD but it won't activate. Says the key is wrong. I was told it was a full, not upgrade. No window saying its an upgrade....
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Put it on a new SSD but it won't activate. Says the key is wrong. I was told it was a full, not upgrade. No window saying its an upgrade....

Meaning you already had it installed and activated on a previous HDD?
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I'm liking Win8 more and more as I use it. Little instability issues aside, I really love using metro. Multitasking is cool using the left border to switch between apps and I love the live tiles. I bet there will be a huge boom in tile customization over the next year similar to what we saw with Rainmeter...
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I'm liking Win8 more and more as I use it. Little instability issues aside, I really love using metro. Multitasking is cool using the left border to switch between apps and I love the live tiles. I bet there will be a huge boom in tile customization over the next year similar to what we saw with Rainmeter...

im quite enjoying windows 8, i installed it last night and played with it for a few hours setting up tiles that i wanted, etc

if anyone doesnt know, programs like coretemp can be pinned to the start screen, you just have to find it in its home location folder, right click and hit pin to start .

i ran the WEI and got 8.2, lowest rating was because of my mechanical storage drives.

i havent had a driver problem or anything, for those with creative sound cards, go to thier site and download the latest driver, when you install it will work properly again.

i actually managed a bit of gaming in the midst of setting everthing up, i threw RAGE on just for the fun of it, no crash problems of any kind.

i bought the upgrade version cause i already had win 7 pro, too kabout a half hour between download and install, and my boot times have literally halved from win 7.

i kept all my settings and programs when i did the upgrade, so i had no reinstalling problems to deal with steam took about 30 secs to detect my games again, but big deal.

the only thing i WANT is to use a custom image on my start screen, but i dont have that ability
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I downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade but haven't installed yet. I like to play driving games with my G27 wheel but Logitech doesn't have drivers out yet for Windows 8. Does anyone know if the Windows 7 drivers will suffice?
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Meaning you already had it installed and activated on a previous HDD?

Both brand new and only opened when I installed.
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I installed windows 8 Pro update (clean install) on a fresh HDD. It took the key the 1st time. I didnt have to reinstall over the new installation. First time that has happened.
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post #548 of 841
Im going to try that next. Is that a clean instal next or upgrade
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I downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade but haven't installed yet. I like to play driving games with my G27 wheel but Logitech doesn't have drivers out yet for Windows 8. Does anyone know if the Windows 7 drivers will suffice?

Yes they work! I'm using my G25 in Windows 8 Pro no problems at all with the Windows 7 drivers!
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I used parted magic on my sdd and tried to install clean with the windows 8 upgrade. It did not work. I got past the first part where it asked for a key, but when I had to activate it (in PC settings) it would not activate. So, I had to run secure erase my ssd again and install windows 7 (activate that) then install windows 8 upgrade. Works great now! I am enjoying this OS a lot.
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