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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

What i'm saying is smile.gif
Install Windows 7, don't even bother with the key, or any drivers!
Once windows 7 is installed, put Windows 8 disk in the dvd drive and shut the rig down.
Then start the PC and boot from the W8 disk and do a fresh install like i said, doing a custom install deleting the Windows 7 partitions smile.gif
Delete, delete, create, install thumb.gif
Windows 8 will detect that there was an older OS on the drive, and it'll work smile.gif

Well, that did absolutly nothing. As a matter of fact, it made things worse. I was able to at leaset, install and run crysis warhead and now I cannot get past the securom garbage. Keeps telling me there is an error. Does not say anything more than that.

When I try to lauch Bioshock 2 nothing happens. still getting the same securom error

Steam basically told me to @#$% off.

Looks like I will be going back to windows 7 to give these a try. I seem to have the worst luck in the world for anything that runs securom........

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Originally Posted by Ergates View Post

I'm pretty sure my windows 8 upgrade installs just fine onto a blank computer. I thought that it did the upgrade check when it downloaded the install files for me and created the install ISO (which I assume was custom).

I tried that and it told me that my key is not allow to work for a fresh install.
Edited by selluminis - 12/31/12 at 8:50am
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Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post

Strange. Aren't you supposed to install without formatting, and then delete the Windows.old folder after activation?

Maybe, but my way does work smile.gif
It was the same for the Windows 7 Upgrade. It's how you had to do it if you were running XP!
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Originally Posted by eBombzor View Post

What if someone were to do this exact same thing but install Windows 8 from the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant? Would it work w/out bothering with the keys? I have a legit W7 key but sometimes it doesn't work when I do a fresh install and I have to call MS.

Just Install Windows 7, and don't even bother with the key, or any drivers! smile.gif
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That works with W7 right? Install Windows 7 on Windows 7 again to avoid the upgrade key activation errrors, right?
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Just bought windows 8 Pro. Any optimizations I should know about? Also, any pacthes for FX processors that help performance?
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I can't validate my install with screenshot because I don't use this computer, but here's a video uploaded on my channel funfortehfunOCN. 

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I'd like to join this club. Installed Windows 8 last night and so far I've liked it.
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Add Me smile.gif

Nice, just upgraded to Windows 8. They're all downloaded apps right to make them have grey backgrounds. Also are your games from the games app or from Steam/Origin? If so how did you do that?
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Just upgraded my windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center too and loving it so far it is awesome better then what all them haters are saying and am not having a single problem with upgrade or anything.
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Nice, just upgraded to Windows 8. They're all downloaded apps right to make them have grey backgrounds. Also are your games from the games app or from Steam/Origin? If so how did you do that?
The steam game "icons" are from Steam Launcher in the Store.
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