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Or another method might be installing Windows 7 on the new HDD first and then using the Win8 upgrade?

That.
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Or another method might be installing Windows 7 on the new HDD first and then using the Win8 upgrade?

That.

Thank you redface.gif

So, that other one I mentioned wouldn't work then? How would installing Win8 go from then on, if I purchase the upgrade? The only way to do as many Win8 clean installs as you want, without Win7, is to buy the full version instead of the upgrade?
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Thank you redface.gif
So, that other one I mentioned wouldn't work then? How would installing Win8 go from then on, if I purchase the upgrade? The only way to do as many Win8 clean installs as you want, without Win7, is to buy the full version instead of the upgrade?


Yes, Upgrade version of Windows 8 will not do a clean install! I tried it lastnight on a spare HDD, whiped clean and reformatted, it installed windows 8 but when it rebooted to configure it wouldn't load and instead just keep restarting. Didn't work.
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Thank you redface.gif
So, that other one I mentioned wouldn't work then? How would installing Win8 go from then on, if I purchase the upgrade? The only way to do as many Win8 clean installs as you want, without Win7, is to buy the full version instead of the upgrade?


Yes, Upgrade version of Windows 8 will not do a clean install! I tried it lastnight on a spare HDD, whiped clean and reformatted, it installed windows 8 but when it rebooted to configure it wouldn't load and instead just keep restarting. Didn't work.

Interesting. So, it works more than once though? Like I can upgrade as many Windows 7 HDDs as I want with the Upgrade key? I don't know though. Maybe it's worth getting the full version so I don't have to install Win7 every single time I want to (re)install Win8. I think I'll just get the full version instead of going through the trouble with the upgrade.

I don't plan on getting a new HDD every 2 months or anything like that, but every time I want to do a clean install and wipe everything is a different story, especially if the Upgrade key is only a one-time use.
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When I try to run Xbox Music I get 0xc00d11cd when trying to sign in. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm pretty confident I didn't change any settings around.
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Yes, Upgrade version of Windows 8 will not do a clean install! I tried it lastnight on a spare HDD, whiped clean and reformatted, it installed windows 8 but when it rebooted to configure it wouldn't load and instead just keep restarting. Didn't work.
I performed a clean install with an upgrade disc that was made from purchasing Win 8 Pro online. Here is the instructions. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.htm
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Yes, Upgrade version of Windows 8 will not do a clean install! I tried it lastnight on a spare HDD, whiped clean and reformatted, it installed windows 8 but when it rebooted to configure it wouldn't load and instead just keep restarting. Didn't work.

What if you used it on top of the Windows 8 trial? The 90-day enterprise-user trial. Or the preview?
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Yes, Upgrade version of Windows 8 will not do a clean install! I tried it lastnight on a spare HDD, whiped clean and reformatted, it installed windows 8 but when it rebooted to configure it wouldn't load and instead just keep restarting. Didn't work.
I performed a clean install with an upgrade disc that was made from purchasing Win 8 Pro online. Here is the instructions. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.htm

Nice. But what about if I get a new HDD, or finally get a SSD in the next year or so, and want to install Windows 8 on that. If I get the Upgrade and use it now, what will I do for the next HDD? Can you use the Upgrade key more than once or should I just get the full version now?
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I came across an enormously BS problem in the Music app, I have a 22GB music library, and instead of reading my files off the disk (which is hooked up and all of the directories are right) it is using the XBOX music service, fetching the songs and sometimes getting wrong versions, and often lower quality. worst of all it interjects commercials periodically. any way to stop this?
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I came across an enormously BS problem in the Music app, I have a 22GB music library, and instead of reading my files off the disk (which is hooked up and all of the directories are right) it is using the XBOX music service, fetching the songs and sometimes getting wrong versions, and often lower quality. worst of all it interjects commercials periodically. any way to stop this?

Could it be a cloud thing?
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