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Topic # 123422 6-Jul-2013 22:34
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Did you know if you want to install Windows 8 on a Mac using Bootcamp you cannot do this with the upgrade editions Microsoft sells?

Why can't Microsoft release a digital download version that detects whether a user has a Mac and allows the user to purchase a clean install version?

It would save alot of hassle of having to source a clean install of Windows 7 and then upgrade it to Windows 8

It would be a cash cow for Microsoft

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  Reply # 850285 6-Jul-2013 22:57
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Sure, but do you have a previous install? It doesn't look like - in which case it's not an upgrade.




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  Reply # 850295 7-Jul-2013 00:25
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Windows 8 Upgrade - this suggests it is meant to 'upgrade' from the previous version. I do not understand what is the issue here.

You are not upgrading your OSX by installing Windows 8.





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  Reply # 850297 7-Jul-2013 00:54
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nakedmolerat:

You are not upgrading your OSX by installing Windows 8.


Actually, he is but not in the way you're thinking ;)




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  Reply # 850343 7-Jul-2013 10:10
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michaelmurfy: Actually, he is but not in the way you're thinking ;)


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  Reply # 850520 7-Jul-2013 20:17
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Haha





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  Reply # 850581 7-Jul-2013 23:48
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In the same way you can't use an upgrade version to do a clean install on a PC.




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  Reply # 850680 8-Jul-2013 10:17
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It's debatable if windows 8 is an upgrade to OSX.

Disclaimer: I use both windows 8 and OSX.

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  Reply # 850683 8-Jul-2013 10:22
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merve0o0: It's debatable if windows 8 is an upgrade to OSX.

Disclaimer: I use both windows 8 and OSX.


Well you cant upgrade OSX to windows. OSX is not a Microsoft product.

At the end of the day the OP is running a seperate instance of an OS. No different to expecting a Windows 8 Upgrade to work on a Linux box in its own allocated partition.

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  Reply # 850688 8-Jul-2013 10:30
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heavyusr: Did you know if you want to install Windows 8 on a Mac using Bootcamp you cannot do this with the upgrade editions Microsoft sells?

Why can't Microsoft release a digital download version that detects whether a user has a Mac and allows the user to purchase a clean install version?

It would save alot of hassle of having to source a clean install of Windows 7 and then upgrade it to Windows 8


No you don't need to install 7 and the upgrade, Just go and get a copy of Windows 8 "system builder" its what the OEM install is now called,


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  Reply # 850701 8-Jul-2013 10:42
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While we're on it - by your logic why doesn't Apple make a copy of OS X that will detect I am running Windows and install OS X.

Oh right - because they artificially restrict their OS to only run on their overpriced commodity kit.

My mistake.

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