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You can do it after, its going to be just like the use of Intel but just with a diff driver. Download and install marvel drivers after you install windows, you will be more happy with the faster speeds. make sure you specify and can see the drives under marvel ports in bios. make sure its turned on and rated at what it should, also before and its wise to set sata to performance and AHCI before installing windows otherwise you will run into problems.

Yeah I plan to only have the drive hooked up as i will be using a USB to install off so if I don't have a drive to install on I know it's not recognizing it lol.

Thanks.
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It has come to my attention that because I got a win 8 key through Microsoft's promotional upgrade I cannot clean instal via .iso. I will need to install win7 first and then upgrade.

I'm assuming I can follow this guide, install win7. Immediately install win8 and then continue following the guide. This will be time consuming.

Food for thought....Any way for me to use my upgrade key with and iso...lol
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I know I showed you what to do in that thread!
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I know I showed you what to do in that thread!

You gave me an idea lol, I'm looking for more while confirming to follow this guide over the win7 guide smile.gif. I do appreciate your help though.

I was able to do more research and it looks like you can use the generic keys to install from the iso and change your key. So that is the route I'm going.

Now here is to hoping I can load a bf4 map in less than 3 minutes and that my marvel controller doesn't give me any issues.
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Yeah I sent you that JPG read it , its from a magazine. If you sue those generic keys it will work , I've tested it.
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Yeah I sent you that JPG read it , its from a magazine. If you sue those generic keys it will work , I've tested it.

Did you send it PM, I don't see anything. But I figured a way to do it easily anyway.

In addition after some research I'm just going to use the sata II as my real world performance should be very similar and I won't have to worry about using the Marvell controller.

Can I browse my old drive to steal files from or will it be unreadable? I was hoping I could just plug it in after I have everything setup in order to steal my bf4 files and some other stuff I don't want to re-download.
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The jpg is attached in one of the above comments
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I had the Win8 upgrade and there is a work around so you don't have to install win7 first. It creates the other partition and you have to delete the main partition and extend the new one to the full capacity and then install and it won't tell you that your copy is the incorrect version for your key to work.
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Last night I just updated to 8.1 what a mess. its worse than windows 8, how can Microsoft continue to go backwards. The one and only reason I did this was for the API graphics upgrade for BF4.
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Last night I just updated to 8.1 what a mess. its worse than windows 8, how can Microsoft continue to go backwards. The one and only reason I did this was for the API graphics upgrade for BF4.
Which is why I still use Win 7. lol
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