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XP on a dead system: Upgrade W8 on New System

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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 8
October 25, 2012 1:59:59 AM

Greasy Gus here:

My XP system is dead on a table in another room. Rather than troubleshoot ancient hardware I decided to upgrade the hardware to multi-core and upgrade to W8 at the same time.

Will I be able to upgrade to W8 on a new system while XP is on my dead system in another room. Previous upgrade schemes were simple; just have a previous system disk. Not to sure about current upgrade schemes.

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October 25, 2012 3:47:14 AM

No. You have to do a clean install.