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(Solved) - Clean installing Windows 8 Pro x64 from the Release Preview x32

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  • Started 3 years ago by thesilentman
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I'm currently running the Windows 8 (32-bit; I "upgraded" from Vista to see if this works well on my hardware) Release Preview. I've bought a Pro license a while back and I decided to hold off on using it until I was truly satisfied with Windows 8.

However, the Preview's license key expired today.

I don't know if I can clean install Windows 8 Pro through an upgrade disc. Is there anyway for me to do so? I have a legitimate license key for Windows 8 Pro, but after that, I have no idea where to start.

Posted 3 years ago
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Accepted Answer · Posted 3 years ago
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A Windows 8 clean install involves removing the existing operating system installed on a partition (a previous Windows 8 installation, Windows XP, Linux, Windows 7... it doesn't matter) and then installing Windows 8 from scratch on that same drive. A clean install is also sometimes referred to as a"custom install."

Posted 3 years ago

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