Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Download Issue



Yesterday night I installed the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, I purchased the license, and download had started.


However, I had to leave office and thought of resuming it from home, but it didn't work out. I, then, installed it on a different computer, thinking that using the information I had first used, the upgrade assistant would be smart enough to detect that I had already used it and I have a valid license, but, apparently, it hasn't.


Now, I have to purchase a license again, whenever I run the Upgrade assistant. Is there a workaround regarding this ?




This is what you should have done:

Double click the Install Now icon on the desktop.

When the "Install Windows 8" message appears, select "Install by creating media" to create a bootable USB flash drive or an .iso (a disk image) file.

Step 3: Wait for the Assistant to download the Windows 8 Pro installation package and create the bootable media or .iso file. The flash drive must be have 3GB or more of free space available.

Step 4: Burn the .iso file, if that's the path you chose, to a blank DVD.

Step 5: Use that USB drive or DVD to boot the PC.

Step 6: When you get to the screen in Setup that asks, "Which type of installation do you want?' choose "Custom."

Step 7: Select a disk partition for the OS in the next screen. At this point, you can create a new partition if there's enough space available, or reformat the drive.

Step 8: Continue with the installation of Windows 8 Pro.

Had the "Install now" or "Download Windows" worked, I wouldn't have opened this thread.


Anyhow, thanks. I purchased another license, I thought it'd be best buying a second one for the price offered.

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Last updated July 31, 2018 Views 1,003 Applies to: