install windows 8 pro from the "trial" version

Trying to install windows 8 pro from the "trial" version which now restarts every two hours. Unfortunately the install only gets to 35% in two hours. I don't mind waiting, but how do you stop the re-start every two hours? Is there an other solution? I am on broadband, wired, speed 9M down, 1M up, and I've stopped Skype (this increased the % from 17 to 35).
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Trying to install windows 8 pro from the "trial" version which now restarts every two hours. Unfortunately the install only gets to 35% in two hours. I don't mind waiting, but how do you stop the re-start every two hours? Is there an other solution? I am on broadband, wired, speed 9M down, 1M up, and I've stopped Skype (this increased the % from 17 to 35).

In order to install Windows 8 Pro upgrade, you will first need to reinstall your original version of Windows that was running on your computer prior to installing the Windows 8 Release Preview. Whether that is (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7). After installing it, you can then do an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Release Preview does not support upgrades to Windows 8 Pro.

 

Reinstall Windows XP:

Install,reinstall, or uninstall Windows - Help & How-to ...

Reinstall Windows Vista: Installing and reinstalling Windows Vista

Reinstall Windows 7:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows-7

 

Learn more:

 

http://techingiteasy.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/how-to-migrate-from-windows-8-preview-releases-default-installation/

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Andre
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