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upgrading windows 7 (pirated) to full copy of windows 8. not the upgrade.

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March 7, 2014 3:40:00 PM

I was just wondering i have to do a fresh install or if i can just do something withibin windows 7 withoutnhaving to mess with the bios.

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a c 466 * Windows 8
March 7, 2014 3:49:43 PM

Boot from a valid, legal Windows install disk. Full wipe and reinstall.

With a pirated install, you have no idea what is actually in there.
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March 7, 2014 4:03:25 PM

USAFRet said:
Boot from a valid, legal Windows install disk. Full wipe and reinstall.

With a pirated install, you have no idea what is actually in there.



So install windows 8 and then reinstall it?


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a c 466 * Windows 8
March 7, 2014 4:06:50 PM

tman1477619 said:
USAFRet said:
Boot from a valid, legal Windows install disk. Full wipe and reinstall.

With a pirated install, you have no idea what is actually in there.



So install windows 8 and then reinstall it?


No.
During the valid, legal Win8 install (booting from a Windows 8 install DVD), you are given the opportunity to wipe all partitions on that drive, and let Windows create what it needs to.

Do that.
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March 7, 2014 4:13:01 PM

USAFRet said:
tman1477619 said:
USAFRet said:
Boot from a valid, legal Windows install disk. Full wipe and reinstall.

With a pirated install, you have no idea what is actually in there.



So install windows 8 and then reinstall it?


No.
During the valid, legal Win8 install (booting from a Windows 8 install DVD), you are given the opportunity to wipe all partitions on that drive, and let Windows create what it needs to.

Do that.


Gotcha! so ill have to reinstall all of my drivers and everything.
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a c 466 * Windows 8
March 7, 2014 4:26:47 PM

tman1477619 said:

Gotcha! so ill have to reinstall all of my drivers and everything.


Yes. Drivers, and everything else.
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