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I have got a SAMSUNG laptop contains Windows 7 OEM. I have got Windows 8 DVD and would like to know if I can do fresh/clean install of Windows 8 on my laptop ? That way Windows 7 will be completely gone.


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It depends on what type of license you have. If its an Windows 8 Upgrade license you have to leave the Windows 7 license on your computer and do a clean installation that way. If its a System Builder license you can boot to the media and install Winodws 8 that way. – Ramhound Apr 19 '13 at 12:07
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Yes, you can, as long as the laptop has a DVD drive and the nessarry hardware?

Windows 8 Hardware requirements: 1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 2 GB RAM / 20 GB available hard disk space 1366 × 768 screen resolution DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch

If it meets these then you can simply nuke the drive and re-install

(In case you don't know what i mean by "nuke the drive" i mean wipe it)

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why the need of a dvd drive? one can use a flash drive for this. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Apr 18 '13 at 23:41
Thanks buddy ! I will try it. – VVV May 4 '13 at 1:51

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