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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 40
    windows 8.1
       02 Aug 2015 #21

    Ok, Thanks anyway, What are your thoughts about this then.

    I did manage to boot from the flash drive but it was like a clean install , meaning I had to give serial which I have for windows 8 and wasn't sure if that would work ? but more importantly I was concerned that it would overwrite my existing windows and lose my existing programs, do you think that the window key for windows 8 will work?

    Regards,

    Sam
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 40
    windows 8.1
       02 Aug 2015 #22

    Ztruker said: View Post
    This is how you mounted the ISO, right? Right click on it and select Mount?

    Attachment 27893

    Then you get this window showing the data in the mounted ISO.

    Attachment 27894

    You double click on setup.exe to start the upgrade.

    yes to both, each time it came back after it went through preparing and then finally check to see if there was any updates, after a few moments it comes up with you can't run setup from a flash drive?
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       02 Aug 2015 #23

    samIOW said: View Post
    Ok, Thanks anyway, What are your thoughts about this then.

    I did manage to boot from the flash drive but it was like a clean install , meaning I had to give serial which I have for windows 8 and wasn't sure if that would work ? but more importantly I was concerned that it would overwrite my existing windows and lose my existing programs, do you think that the window key for windows 8 will work?

    Regards,

    Sam
    No, you must upgrade and activate before you can do a clean install, which you don't want to do unless you have backed up your data or better yet, made an image backup to an external hard drive using Macrium Reflect Free. Good tutorial here:

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
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