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Old 27-10-2012, 18:15
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I'm going to be taking advantage of my 14.99 upgrade offer to W8 tonight and I was wondering how I can get the iso onto disk?

I plan on booting from the disk and installing W8 on a separate partition I have lying empty. I've read conflicting opinions on the download of W8 through the upgrade process - I presume there is an option to download the iso separately and burn a disk yourself? (Instead of going through their upgrade process?)

If not, is the upgrade process much better than it was from Vista > Windows 7? I just don't want to have a hassle of it messing up programmes and stuff.
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Old 27-10-2012, 18:28
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I'm going to be taking advantage of my 14.99 upgrade offer to W8 tonight and I was wondering how I can get the iso onto disk?

I plan on booting from the disk and installing W8 on a separate partition I have lying empty. I've read conflicting opinions on the download of W8 through the upgrade process - I presume there is an option to download the iso separately and burn a disk yourself? (Instead of going through their upgrade process?)

If not, is the upgrade process much better than it was from Vista > Windows 7? I just don't want to have a hassle of it messing up programmes and stuff.
Yes you are given the option to download the ISO near the beginning of the process.

But it's an either/or situation. If you start down the road of upgrading from within the previous Windows, you aren't offered another chance to make a DVD.
That was the mistake I made. I thought I could put the ISO on disk later, but it's nowhere to be found.
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Old 27-10-2012, 18:54
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After the download, start the install and it gives you an option to save as an iso. If you do that it also has an option to burn it to disk or USB drive.

I did it this way then exited the installer and restarted it then just did a normal upgrade. However I wasn't happy with drivers and performance, so decided to do a clean install from the disk.

It's running very smooth and fast now. Also loving how it works extended to a secondary display, where I can keep the new Win8 tiles on one monitor and keep a standard desktop on the other monitor. Also installed classic shell. Totally happy with it
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Old 27-10-2012, 19:54
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Will I just be able to install it from the disk straight to the new partition?

Or can I install it on the empty partition from within Windows 7? Is that an option, or does it have to go onto the partition with Windows 7 on it?

Also, I read last night there's a menu setting in the Windows 8 where you change how your computer boots up, as it's automatically set to boot to Windows 8 very quickly. Where can you find that setting so I can.allow it to skew me the boot menu
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Old 27-10-2012, 22:09
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Will I just be able to install it from the disk straight to the new partition?

Or can I install it on the empty partition from within Windows 7? Is that an option, or does it have to go onto the partition with Windows 7 on it?

Also, I read last night there's a menu setting in the Windows 8 where you change how your computer boots up, as it's automatically set to boot to Windows 8 very quickly. Where can you find that setting so I can.allow it to skew me the boot menu
I'm not sure if they allow you to keep W7 and install W8 separately. It wouldn't be an upgrade but a separate install. Probably need to get a more expensive version of W8, not the cut price upgrade version.
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Old 27-10-2012, 23:12
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I'm not sure if they allow you to keep W7 and install W8 separately. It wouldn't be an upgrade but a separate install. Probably need to get a more expensive version of W8, not the cut price upgrade version.
Reading what the Windows 8 upgrade manager said when I selected "Burn ISO File", it appears you can install it on another partition as it stated something like:

"Burn ISO File onto removable hardware USB or DVD to chose which partition to install Windows 8 on."
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Old 28-10-2012, 00:19
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Windows 8 is all installed and running smoothly on the secondary partition. It loads a nice boot screen when you turn on the laptop and everything is going fine so far.

Now I just need to learn how to use it!
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Old 28-10-2012, 00:32
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Windows 8 is all installed and running smoothly on the secondary partition. It loads a nice boot screen when you turn on the laptop and everything is going fine so far.

Now I just need to learn how to use it!
Cool. So you can keep Windows 7 and install W8 Upgrade on a separate partition? That's good news - wasn't aware you could do that.
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Old 28-10-2012, 01:28
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Cool. So you can keep Windows 7 and install W8 Upgrade on a separate partition? That's good news - wasn't aware you could do that.
Yeah, just burn the ISO to a DVD and boot from that. Choose where to put it and away you go!
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Old 28-10-2012, 10:28
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Coolboy can you just check that windows 8 is activated? I got a message, several hours after install, telling me that it was not activated. You must have old version files on your PC.
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Old 28-10-2012, 11:34
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Hi,

Just wanted to double-check. I have selected the download for 14.99 and NOT the 'backup DVD' - assume this is something they post hence the P&P charge appearing.

I am at the stage of paying via PayPal and have not seen any screen about downloading as an ISO.

I have my separate partition ready but don't want to actually begin upgrading from within Windows 7 as I want to keep it and install Windows 8 to the other partitionand dual boot.

At what stage will it ask me if I want to download rather than install please?

Many thanks
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Old 28-10-2012, 12:29
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It will ask you that right at the end after downloading. If anyone needs to rue download check the email that you got with your licence key it has a option to download again.
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