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windows 8 install.

MikeKay1976

Distinguished Member
Hi

So my PC froze on me yesterday, caused either by installing crysis warhead or by upgrading my nvidia drivers (or by doing both at the same time)

on rebooting my windows 8 was corrupt and i couldnt repair it as it said my SSD was locked.

on top of that i couldnt find my windows 8 key so i reinstalled windows 7 and have now got my entire steam library installed.

typically i have now found my windows 8 key.

I know as a general rule, to remove bloat when installing it is good practice to blap and start from scratch, however, as this is effectively a clean install, just with all my games installed, do you think there would be much downside in simply installing over the top of windows 7?

cheers
 

dr no

Moderator
Hi

So my PC froze on me yesterday, caused either by installing crysis warhead or by upgrading my nvidia drivers (or by doing both at the same time)

on rebooting my windows 8 was corrupt and i couldnt repair it as it said my SSD was locked.

on top of that i couldnt find my windows 8 key so i reinstalled windows 7 and have now got my entire steam library installed.

typically i have now found my windows 8 key.

I know as a general rule, to remove bloat when installing it is good practice to blap and start from scratch, however, as this is effectively a clean install, just with all my games installed, do you think there would be much downside in simply installing over the top of windows 7?

cheers


Installing win 7 is a major chore with the gazillions of updates now out there.

I would say since it is a clean install of win 7 already, just go ahead with upgrade.
It should be fine.

And if not you aren't any worse as you can clean reinstall win 8.
 

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