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Sean!

yeah the re installation did it. The problem was with the version of windows 8 pro. The windows 8 pro upgrade dvd let me do a clean install into a new SSD. even though it let me install, the activation did not work as it said the key was only applicable for an upgrade and not a new installation. Also the upgrade dvd caused other head aches such as windows update revert back errors and the windows experience index giving me a video playback error. so I bought a system builder edition, reformatted the ssd and did a clean install and all errors are gone!

thanks a lot!


ashish
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Windows 8 upgrading sucks bad apparently eh?

No it was quite easy and I ended up doing it three times, twice on HDD and once on SSD. At least for me it was straight forward without hitch.

1.) Win 7 to Developer version of Win 8.
2.) Win 7 to final version of Win 8 which can only be done with fresh install of Win 7 and not upgrade from developers Win 8 version.
3.) Purchased new SSD and had to re-install Win 7 in order to upgrade to Win 8 one final time.

Win 8 actually is a full install which moves files to Windows.old once it's verifies registration code before installing. I didn't time it but it felt Windows 8 loads faster than Windows 7. Neither does better or worse discovering drivers it seems.

On my second run installing windows I left some USB driver conflicts on purpose as a test and upgrading to Windows 8 did not find the correct drivers either.
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Sean!
yeah the re installation did it. The problem was with the version of windows 8 pro. The windows 8 pro upgrade dvd let me do a clean install into a new SSD. even though it let me install, the activation did not work as it said the key was only applicable for an upgrade and not a new installation. Also the upgrade dvd caused other head aches such as windows update revert back errors and the windows experience index giving me a video playback error. so I bought a system builder edition, reformatted the ssd and did a clean install and all errors are gone!
thanks a lot!
ashish

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Sean!

yeah the re installation did it. The problem was with the version of windows 8 pro. The windows 8 pro upgrade dvd let me do a clean install into a new SSD. even though it let me install, the activation did not work as it said the key was only applicable for an upgrade and not a new installation. Also the upgrade dvd caused other head aches such as windows update revert back errors and the windows experience index giving me a video playback error. so I bought a system builder edition, reformatted the ssd and did a clean install and all errors are gone!

thanks a lot!


ashish
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Windows 8 upgrading sucks bad apparently eh?

No it was quite easy and I ended up doing it three times, twice on HDD and once on SSD. At least for me it was straight forward without hitch.

1.) Win 7 to Developer version of Win 8.
2.) Win 7 to final version of Win 8 which can only be done with fresh install of Win 7 and not upgrade from developers Win 8 version.
3.) Purchased new SSD and had to re-install Win 7 in order to upgrade to Win 8 one final time.

Win 8 actually is a full install which moves files to Windows.old once it's verifies registration code before installing. I didn't time it but it felt Windows 8 loads faster than Windows 7. Neither does better or worse discovering drivers it seems.

On my second run installing windows I left some USB driver conflicts on purpose as a test and upgrading to Windows 8 did not find the correct drivers either.
Sounds annoying to me lol.
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Sounds annoying to me lol.
I don't think it's any different to previous Windows upgrade versions, is it? Theoretically, you're supposed to only install the upgrade on a computer that is currently running Windows 7 but there are relatively quick and easy ways around that.
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Sounds annoying to me lol.
I don't think it's any different to previous Windows upgrade versions, is it? Theoretically, you're supposed to only install the upgrade on a computer that is currently running Windows 7 but there are relatively quick and easy ways around that.
I don't think it is different as well. I don't like upgrade installs, I only do clean ones. biggrin.gif
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I don't think it is different as well. I don't like upgrade installs, I only do clean ones. biggrin.gif
Yeah, I can't see myself doing another upgrade to be honest. Everything was messy and all over the place when going from 7 to 8. For the average user, I can see that Microsoft have done a good job with the Windows 8 upgrade process, but I like the squeaky clean feeling with a new install as well biggrin.gif

Even if it does mean re-installing programs and setting everything back up frown.gif
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I don't think it is different as well. I don't like upgrade installs, I only do clean ones. biggrin.gif
Yeah, I can't see myself doing another upgrade to be honest. Everything was messy and all over the place when going from 7 to 8. For the average user, I can see that Microsoft have done a good job with the Windows 8 upgrade process, but I like the squeaky clean feeling with a new install as well biggrin.gif

Even if it does mean re-installing programs and setting everything back up frown.gif
I usually do an intial install then make a system image to revert to rather than do reinstalls.
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I usually do an intial install then make a system image to revert to rather than do reinstalls.
I've thought about doing that but it seems like it would have so much potential for things to go wrong, lol
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I usually do an intial install then make a system image to revert to rather than do reinstalls.
I've thought about doing that but it seems like it would have so much potential for things to go wrong, lol
i've had no issue ever. I use acronis true image 2013. I document all the stuff I do before the image as well so I know what has been done + make sure all updates have gone through.
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i've had no issue ever. I use acronis true image 2013. I document all the stuff I do before the image as well so I know what has been done + make sure all updates have gone through.
Ah, that's cool. I don't really re-install that often though, probably wouldn't be worth it for me.
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