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Post by rwhunited on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 21:28

Right, I had windows 7 and thought while windows 8 upgrade was cheap I would to it, turns out its really, REALLY buggy if you dont do a clean install, which I didnt. Now im having all sorts of problems such as apps no longer working, crashing, updates not working etc etc. Would anyone be able to tell me how I could do a clean install. Im not sure how to do this due to the fact that it is an online version of windows 8, not a hard copy. Anything would help as this needs to be fixed as it is worse than 7.

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Ryan

//EDIT

Sorted it, if anyone else has this problem


http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/how-to-reinstall-windows-8-after-downgrading-to/e9e9776e-85f9-4a74-b206-ea5def28e710?tab=AllReplies#tabs

Check that out, ignore the W7 bit, the link to re-install W8 is there.

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Re: Windows 8. [SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 23:24

I learned back in the days of Win95 -> Win98 that you never, ever, ever, EVER upgrade Windows; always do a clean install. Microsoft's "upgrade" facilities are about as well coded and thought out as their progress bars (test their progress bars.. I dare you!) or PNG alpha transparency in IE (did they ever fix that? I know I was complaining about it for years). Unfortunately, that doesn't help your situation, but if you were to find a way to get a full copy of Win7 or Win8 to reinstall from I don't think anyone here would say much about how you came about getting that copy.

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Re: Windows 8. [SOLVED]

Post by rwhunited on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 23:33

I bought it but didn't know how to perform a full re install with a digital copy, but i found out how Haha, doing a full re install now hoping it will solve some problems Smile

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Re: Windows 8. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 19:26

hexorcist wrote:I learned (..) that you never, ever, ever, EVER upgrade Windows; always do a clean install.
Amen!

rwhunited wrote:I bought it but didn't know how to perform a full re install with a digital copy, but i found out how Haha, doing a full re install now hoping it will solve some problems Smile
Let us know the result, please. Good luck!

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Re: Windows 8. [SOLVED]

Post by rwhunited on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 21:03

Clean install worked fine, got worried when I looked at my HDD space saying 200gb free of 650gb, then I looked and it creates the windows.old folder, so I just deleted that, runs smooth now, not had a crash all day. All updates installed with no hiccups and and no apps have stopped responding to clicks. So all worked great!

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Re: Windows 8. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 21:08

Hello,

Great, glad to hear it's all working fine now!
Enjoy Windows 8 and let us know if you run into more problems. Wink

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