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2 years ago#11
Just use the Windows 8.1 Preview so you don't have to do the 8 -> 8.1 upgrade later.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview
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2 years ago#12
d209999 posted...
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-windows-8-iso-x86-x64-file-directly-from-microsoft/


Going to try this tomorrow, thank you so much.
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2 years ago#13
Spacewhizguy posted...
Just use the Windows 8.1 Preview so you don't have to do the 8 -> 8.1 upgrade later.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview


Don't do this. As far as I know, there is no upgrade path from 8.1 Preview to RTM when it launches on 10/18. You'll have to reinstall Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1 RTM when the Preview expires.
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2 years ago#14
gastaman posted...
Spacewhizguy posted...
Just use the Windows 8.1 Preview so you don't have to do the 8 -> 8.1 upgrade later.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview


Don't do this. As far as I know, there is no upgrade path from 8.1 Preview to RTM when it launches on 10/18. You'll have to reinstall Windows 8 to upgrade to 8.1 RTM when the Preview expires.


I never planned on doing that because I figured that's how it worked. I'll just get 8.1 for free when it comes out.

Anyway, everything works fine now. Luckily, I never erased the files from the factory hard drive.

I put the HDD back in the main hard drive slot, then installed all of the Windows Updates and created a recovery partition on the HDD -and- on my external HDD, THEN used the SSD's software to clone my HDD to the SSD.

Now I have a 250GB SSD booting my OS and the factory 1TB HDD for storage in my laptop. I will keep the OS files on my HDD just in case anything goes wrong with my SSD or its installation.

Thanks, everyone.
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2 years ago#15
cancerstorm posted...
oem product keys are locked to the motherboard. if you get a vanilla iso, you will not be prompted for a key when installing win8 on the ssd


It's worked for me. So yeah..
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