Using the windows 8 upgrade to fresh install on bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Orange Furball, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    Hello all

    I have a desktop that was running Windows 8 until the boot loader or something got deleted. So I went back to Windows 7 on that.

    Before I use my windows 8 upgrade that I bought last October on the desktop, I would like to know if there is any known way to use it in Bootcamp. Reason I ask is that I already bought it and don't really like it on my desktop.

    Can I fool the system into thinking its the regular OS? Talking with Microsoft support trying to fix my desktop they said it is possible, however it required the $99 advanced support and a Microsoft tool to install (gimmick!) so I said no to that as I can easily get an OEM copy of Windows 8 for $99. Someone out there has to know how to do this!
     
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

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    If I understand you correctly, you want to use a Win 8 upgrade disc to do a clean install, right? This can be done easily as explained here. Also it is exactly the same trick people used for installing Win 7 in BootCamp, just follow the same steps in the 2nd post of this thread, except for Win 8 instead.
     

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