Re: Don't want 10
This was already the $25 Win8 upgrade from XP (at that price it was nearly worth it).
As I'd not tried a fresh Win8 install with just an upgrade key I thought I'd just "whack XP back on and upgrade" shouldn't take long - LOL.
XP took longer than I expected because I didn't have the right ISO (home required) but then I went through the complete abortion of Win8 upgrade, activate, update reboot, update, reboot, update, reboot, reactivate by phone, upgrade to 8.1 reboot, update, reboot, update, reboot,update, reboot etc. etc.
The funny point was at the 8.0 stage I realised I could not remember how to use some parts of the broken OS.
It's a joke, seriously must have downloaded about 8G (8/8.1 updates and 8.1 upgrade). taken many hours and multiple reboots, next day it was even doing the same, where as Linux 20mins tops.
I expect it will baulk at the license again despite being traceable back to the original install but hey we are meant to learn this stuff as it is the industry norm right?