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Clean install windows 8.1 on new motherboard?

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December 2, 2013 9:12:53 AM

I've got a computer that originally had XP on it and I've upgraded to windows 7 with upgrade media. I am rebuilding the computer (basically the whole thing) and I got windows 8.1 upgrade media for free from my university. Will I be able to install straight from the windows 8.1 upgrade media on the new motherboard? Or will I have to first install XP and then do a clean install of 8.1?

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December 2, 2013 9:39:02 AM

As long as you have enough space on your computer it doesn't matter. If you are asking from the point of view of transferring files/settings/applications then presumably they are on the Windows 7 machine. If you were to install XP again then that would wipe away the Windows 7 install anyway, so why wouldn't you just wipe it away with the Windows 8.1 install?


floydfloyd said:
I've got a computer that originally had XP on it and I've upgraded to windows 7 with upgrade media. I am rebuilding the computer (basically the whole thing) and I got windows 8.1 upgrade media for free from my university. Will I be able to install straight from the windows 8.1 upgrade media on the new motherboard? Or will I have to first install XP and then do a clean install of 8.1?


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December 2, 2013 11:26:35 AM

Sorry, I don't think I was clear. Everything will get wiped and it will be a new, fresh install.

My question is whether I will be able to install from the upgrade media or if I will have to first install a non-upgrade version of windows first (my copy of XP) before the upgrade media will work.

Thanks.
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December 2, 2013 11:33:40 AM

Ah, I see. I searched around on the web and found the following, hope it helps.

http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/clean-install-...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install...
http://www.tweakhound.com/2012/11/12/install-windows-8-...
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/13375-clean-instal...

I scanned through them and they seem to tell you what to do.


floydfloyd said:
Sorry, I don't think I was clear. Everything will get wiped and it will be a new, fresh install.

My question is whether I will be able to install from the upgrade media or if I will have to first install a non-upgrade version of windows first (my copy of XP) before the upgrade media will work.

Thanks.


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