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Windows 8 Pro upgrade to new SSD

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October 30, 2012 10:59:03 PM

Can I do a Windows 8 Pro upgrade to a new unformatted SSD without having my Windows 7 drive connected? I have the Windows 8 Pro upgrade CD.

GBC
a b * Windows 8
a c 400 $ Windows 7
October 30, 2012 11:16:20 PM

The answer is no.
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a b * Windows 8
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October 30, 2012 11:23:17 PM

Hi :) 

You NEED an Operating system on the drive to UPGRADE....

All the best Brett :) 
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October 31, 2012 12:33:31 AM

So, that means I'll have to install Windows 7 on the SSD and then upgrade it with Windows 8 Pro. Sounds like a time-consuming aggravating proposition. Oh well, that's Windows. It would be nice if all you had to do was enter your Windows 7 code key somewhere early in the process of installing Windows 8 Pro.
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November 7, 2012 3:13:19 AM

Best answer selected by GBC.
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January 5, 2013 5:42:18 AM

Yes you can load windows 8 Pro to a new SSD, just leave the drive with your previous version attached.
Have done this twice works fine.
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