I am trying to install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade via the download method on an older PC (07-08). It is a Dell Dimension E521 but it has been upgraded with a 3.0 Ghz Dual Core AMD Processor, 120 GB SSD, and 4 GB of RAM. The Windows 8 upgrade assistant did not detect any issues or concerns with upgrading other than I don't have DVD software installed.
The system install Windows 8 but on the first boot, corrupt graphics are present. Eventually, the monitor will go into sleep mode and then roll back to Windows 7 Pro X64 which runs fine.
I wouldn't be upset over not being able to install Windows 8, but I already paid for the software since I thought there would be no issues upgrading.
The Graphics card in the system is the Geforce 7300LE and it has the latest NVidia drivers for Windows 7 loaded.
I saw this solution which is similar to my problem: Corrupt graphics during Windows 8 installation
However, I have downloaded Windows 8 and I am not sure how to go about modifying the install that resides somewhere on the hard drive.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Update I tried to install OEM driver from Dell, but they only have drivers for Vista x64. This is not compatible with my current setup. I am currently running Nvidia Geforce 306.97 WHQL which lists the 7300 LE as a supported device.
Update 2 I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers and cleaned them out, the system installed the WDDM drivers. I attempted to upgrade once again with the same end result.
I did notice that the link on my desktop allows me to create installation media. Is this something I need to pursue?