Performing a clean install of the Upgrade version of Windows 8
If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough?
Does Windows 8 support upgrading from a clean install. For example, buying the upgrade key and entering it on a clear install?
Or is it functionally necissary to have the version you are upgrading from installed on the computer.
The former was the case with Windows 7, but I recal Windows 2000 needed the an installed copy before an update would proceed.
I currently have a linux setup and I have the liceanse for Windows 7, but I don't want to have to downoad two 4 GB isos.