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It didn't work again!
If you bought an upgrade copy then did a clean install, it may not have authorized correctly. There is a registry fix that worked for me, I'll see if I can find it for you.
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It didn't work again!
If you bought an upgrade copy then did a clean install, it may not have authorized correctly. There is a registry fix that worked for me, I'll see if I can find it for you.
I bought a normal OEM disc off of newegg, thanks
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I bought a normal OEM disc off of newegg, thanks
Some people are saying it worked to solve their non-upgrade issues. It seems worth a try.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/

Open regedit by pressing Windows-q, entering regedit and selecting the result from the list of hits.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/
Change MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0
Go back to the start screen and enter cmd there.
Right-click Command Prompt and select to run it as administrator.
Type slmgr /rearm on the command line and hit enter.
Reboot Windows now.
Run the activation utility afterwards, enter your product key to activate Windows.
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I got Windows 8 the other day and everything works great except for this problem I'm having with gaining ownership of system folders.

There's a gigantic 25GB windows.old folder on my SSD that I can't delete. It keeps throwing this error whenever I try to modify permissions or set my account to inherit System permissions. I've even tried deleting the folder through WinDirStat and that didn't work either. Help?

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I got Windows 8 the other day and everything works great except for this problem I'm having with gaining ownership of system folders.
There's a gigantic 25GB windows.old folder on my SSD that I can't delete. It keeps throwing this error whenever I try to modify permissions or set my account to inherit System permissions. I've even tried deleting the folder through WinDirStat and that didn't work either. Help? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

This worked for me with Windows 7 I'm sure it will still work with Windows 8. Good luck.
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This worked for me with Windows 7 I'm sure it will still work with Windows 8. Good luck.

It worked, thanks! I don't know why I didn't think of that originally redface.gif
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It worked, thanks! I don't know why I didn't think of that originally redface.gif

No problem =D
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Anyone try out XBOX smartglass yet or any other nifty XBMC integration? Just picked up a 360 again on trade after owning one for about a month when it first came out.

Edit: Also, should we try and make this thread official?
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Hey everyone, I have a quick question that I couldn't find the answer to. I have a Windows 8 Upgrade, I used it on my gaming PC to upgrade from Windows 7. I have installed it twice on the same machine, once as a dual-boot setup and then I re-installed it as a clean upgrade wiping all of the HDD's in the process. It activated fine both times.

However, now I am thinking about selling the gaming machine and moving all of my stuff to a spare rig for the time being and I would like to stay on Windows 8. How many times can the upgrade version be activated? Is it locked to the hardware like the OEM versions? Secondary rig is still running 7 so it would be an upgrade again.
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