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I just finished building a Window Server 2012 machine. I just completed moving all my media and data from my old Windows Home Server V1. The backups are not portable and I needed to reuse the HDDs anyways.

So I sit down last night on my main PC to set up Arconis to save images to my new server. I had to reboot to install a patch...... and OS got corrupted. I tried a repair. Nope. Restore. Nope. Backups... already deleted from the old server.

Nothing major was lost but I now have to spend a few hours rebuilding my OS.

So..... can I install a Win 8 upgrade directly? Or do I have to install W7 and then upgrade?
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The win8 upgrade disc you got with the 15$ promotion or whatever? Provided you went through the process correctly to create your discs, it creates a fresh install disc for you, no win7 or older partition is needed to upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Avonosac View Post

The win8 upgrade disc you got with the 15$ promotion or whatever? Provided you went through the process correctly to create your discs, it creates a fresh install disc for you, no win7 or older partition is needed to upgrade.


Perfect.


Now... should I wait for a Samsung 840 Evo or not.
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That depends on how long until the evo comes..
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wow, i had the same thing happen to me recently lol Sorry to hear that.

I'd wait for an EVO if you waiting...but I am not sure the price point. Speeds look great with and without the caching. biggrin.gif
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wow, i had the same thing happen to me recently lol Sorry to hear that.

I'd wait for an EVO if you waiting...but I am not sure the price point. Speeds look great with and without the caching. biggrin.gif

I just re-installed OS on a 110GB partition on my 160GB X25-M. Should be easy enough to image to a 120GB EVO (which are suppose to be available the 1st week of August).


I'm considering hard about a 250GB for the oversized RAM, better performance, and better $/GB...
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The 250 did look really, really nice.
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Do you need 250GB? Would be nice to store some VMs and data on compared to the 120GB....but if you are cheap like me 120GB should do you fine.
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