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Windows 8 disc confusion

Discussion in 'Windows 8 discussion' started by snarple, May 30, 2013.

  1. snarple

    snarple Member

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    Hi, so I'm a little confused. I just recently bought a cheap Mac Mini from Best Buy and had hopes of using a Mac program called Boot Camp to install Windows 8 alongside my Mac OS. The problem I'm having is I'm not sure if the Windows 8 disc is able to do more then just upgrade older versions of Windows.

    This is what I bought

    Can this disc install Windows 8 on a drive that doesn't have Windows already on it? I haven't open it in fear of it just being a upgrade. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. snarple

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    In computer terms can this disc do a clean install of Windows 8?
     
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    The title of the item, according to your link, says UPGRADE. And the description further states "Upgrades Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP to Windows 8 Pro". I would take it back, unopened for a refund at BB. I do believe you want the FULL program; probably costs more, too. Unless you have one of those other versions of windows to install and then use the upgrade disc. Cheers.
     
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    Sorry I left out one more important piece of information. I actually bought it at the local Best Buy not the website. The sales clerk said this was the full install but when I search best buys site I only find that version which says its a update. So that's why i'm confused and concerned.
     
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    You can not always believe the BB clerks. I would believe the written info.

    My original thoughts remain. I am sure that BB will not take it back when opened and then you find they are wrong. Too late.
     
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    yes thats exactly why I didn't open it yet. If anyone has tried to do a clean install with the Windows 8 Pro disc I would like to know your experience with it.
     
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    moved to correct forum.
     

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