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Win 8 upgrade on a primary new SSD

By alwieczorek ·
The SSD will not accept fresh XP install from DVD drive. Win 8 DVD installs fine but later get message hat load was not an upgrade and won't run.

Alternative is to sequentially load both on a hard drive and clone. Does that work, or is there another method that does work?

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Normally XP will not load because it lacks the necessary drivers for the SSD you can include them by pressing the F1 Key when prompted and adding them to the Root of a Floppy Disc or more likely you can slipstream a XP Install Disc with nLite available here


Or as there is no direct Upgrade Path from XP to 8 you should be able to Boot off the 8 Install Disc and when prompted insert the older Windows Install Disc so that the 8 Upgrade Disc sees the necessary files and then proceeds with the 8 Install.


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