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December 11, 2012 12:48:39 AM

I'm going to purchase the Windows 8 upgrade DVD because my current OS (XP) is broken and wont start, and it's time for an upgrade anyways.
Well, since my Windows XP is broken, does it matter? Can I still use the Windows 8 Upgrade disc? (I ask because XP wont even start after boot, it automatically bluescreens.)

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December 11, 2012 12:27:14 PM

Considering there was no direct upgrade path from XP to win7, I'd assume the same is true of windows 8. If this is the case, you will need to do a clean install of win8.

According to this it should be doable as long as you know your win xp key.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-ultimate-windows-8-upgrade-faq...

If your computer was working, I'd recommend running the win 8 upgrade assistant first.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to...
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December 18, 2012 10:52:20 PM

Best answer selected by rccola2424.
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December 18, 2012 10:52:38 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
Considering there was no direct upgrade path from XP to win7, I'd assume the same is true of windows 8. If this is the case, you will need to do a clean install of win8.

According to this it should be doable as long as you know your win xp key.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-ultimate-windows-8-upgrade-faq...

If your computer was working, I'd recommend running the win 8 upgrade assistant first.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to...

Thanks, it all worked out fine.
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