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I keep trying to do the upgrade install from the assistant manager. It installs, then restarts, then it shows the usual start up screen but with the W8 logo. Then it has "Readying Devices" at the bottom and a percentage, first time it froze at 52% and then after another try it froze during same step at 39%. Trying to figure out whats going wrong...might give it a day or two lol.

If you have acquired a license, then it would be best to do a fresh install. I think your drivers are causing the issue.
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frown.gif OK, I'll see how it goes!

Hey Buddy,

I did the Sean's guide for Windows 7. When you install Windows 8 it says we can keep all Windows settings too right? So should't it keep the settings? I hope you have some feedback. I have Windows 8 here waiting to be installed but I just want to figure out if I have to redo the steps or not.
post #83 of 848
This helped greatly.
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post #84 of 848
Here it says we should keep all of our Windows 7 settings. So I will try the upgrade tomorrow.

Upgrading from …
What you can keep

Windows 7
Apps, Windows settings, and personal files

Windows Vista
Windows settings and personal files

Windows XP
Personal files

Windows 8 Release Preview
Personal files

Windows 8 Consumer Preview
or
Windows Developer Preview
Nothing, but you can retrieve your files later from the Windows.old folder.
post #85 of 848
For me the upgrade install didn't work, I did a clean one. Sorry mate frown.gif
post #86 of 848
I installed Windows 8 Pro, I have 8GB of ram, however it says that only 7.88 is usable. It's a 64bit operating system...why is this?
Edited by Sevada88 - 10/27/12 at 7:50am
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For me the upgrade install didn't work, I did a clean one. Sorry mate frown.gif

Oh, so none of your settings were retained?
post #88 of 848
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For me the upgrade install didn't work, I did a clean one. Sorry mate frown.gif

How did you activate Windows 8 if you had a upgrade license?
post #89 of 848
OK - from reading these posts it looks like the upgrade method isn't working well?

Here's my situation: I used Sean's W7 guide and have SSD boot disk + HDD data disk. I'd like the identical setup but with Windows 8. I was hoping to do a simple upgrade and (hopefully) all the custom settings (for optimizing SSD+HDD setup) would remain intact. So is it confirmed that doing the upgrade path won't work? Do I need to do a clean install?

Thanks and sorry if this was already made clear... I'm just looking for confirmation.
post #90 of 848
Question: I have a Windows 7 laptop right now and I ran through your guide for it a month ago. Mostly what I did in the guide fell in the "System Setup after Installation" category like: I turned off the hibernation file, disabled system protection, turned off drive indexing, shurnk my page file, and disabled prefetch and superfetch.

My questions are: Will these messing with these options ruin my upgrade to Windows 8? Will they just get overwritten and I will have to redo these options with this new guide?
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