moderated Re: Question regarding installing a new installation of Windows 8/8.1
Glenn / Lenny
No matter how you go about it, you can install windows 8 using WinPE, which uses NVDA, not Narrator.
You need to match the installer to the types of windows.
There are about half a dozen types of windows 7, and the mega.ISO of WinPE has the .WIM files for the various types of windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Durber
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:24 AM
Subject: Question regarding installing a new installation of Windows 8/8.1
For those on this list, who used Windows 8 or 8.1, I have the following questions:
Did you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 8.1. If you did, did the Windows 7 authorization key, also authorize versions of Windows 8 or, did you need to purchase a new authorization key for versions of Windows 8;
If you had Windows 7 installed but, you decided to install a new installation of Windows 8 or 8.1, were you able to use the windows 7 key, to authorize versions of Windows 8.
Were you able to install Windows 8 or 8.1 yourself or, did you have visual assistance;
If you installed Windows 8 or 8.1 yourself, was Narrator available to you, to assist you through the installation process; and
If Narrator was not available, how didyou install Windows 8 or 8.1 yourself, without visual assistance.
I have suggested they upgrade to Windows 10 but, they are adament, they want Windows 8.