Windows 8 WoW Install?

90 Troll Priest
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Gonna install fresh Windows 8 Pro 64bit tonight. After all done can I just pop in MoP disc or do I need to install from Vanilla?
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85 Human Mage
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You will need to install the Cata Disc first.
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90 Worgen Death Knight
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I believe you can just install it from MoP, but I'm not 100% sure. I am sure, however, that you can just grab the client from your Bnet account page. You can be playing in like 15 minutes since it lets you in before the download is complete. Loading screens take forever though.

Hope that helps.


Like Sangberne says, your best bet is to just download/install the client straight from your Battle.net account page. It'll have everything you need to play the game right away; it typically takes around 2 hours or so to download/install on most high-speed 'net connections.

If you go from the installation disc, however, you should likewise be fine.
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90 Troll Shaman
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You can just use the MoP disc. I got a new computer about two weeks ago and that's all I had to do. Prepare to patch up afterwards though.
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10 Troll Shaman
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You can also back your WoW up to an external drive, then when you reformat/install Win8 (eww) you can copy it back to your harddrive
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90 Tauren Paladin
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has this been confirmed that world of warcraft works on windows 8?
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90 Human Warrior
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10/26/2012 08:14 PMPosted by Mooracus
has this been confirmed that world of warcraft works on windows 8?


Win 8 is essentially Win 7 with a few tweaks. The underlying OS is the same.
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90 Draenei Death Knight
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yes it works played on RT for 3 months and hopped on with wow 37% installed on win 8 pro tonight
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Ugh... ANOTHER windows, why do I want it? I have win7 and it works just fine, in fact unless I put serious effort in I get no problems.
10/26/2012 08:16 PMPosted by Baneusprime
Win 8 is essentially Win 7 with a few tweaks. The underlying OS is the same.
That's it? Nothing special just a few tweaks?
Edited by Raheya on 10/26/2012 8:18 PM PDT
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12 Troll Shaman
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10/26/2012 08:14 PMPosted by Mooracus
has this been confirmed that world of warcraft works on windows 8?

I don't know if it's "officially supported" yet, but I leveled my druid today on a computer with Windows 8 installed, so it does seem to be working. :)
If you're going to reinstall and you've got the Mists of Pandaria DVDs, you can use them; it will get you caught up to 5.0 and you'll only have a few gigabytes of patches to download.
Edited by Faizaniel on 10/26/2012 8:18 PM PDT
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24 Blood Elf Hunter
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I just switched from a windows 7 to a windows 8. I try to download the client, everything looks fine, then nothing happens.
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90 Pandaren Monk
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Just do not upgrade to 8.1, I did and now no healing text or floating combat text and it sucks !
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12/26/2013 06:35 PMPosted by Rainedette
I just switched from a windows 7 to a windows 8. I try to download the client, everything looks fine, then nothing happens.

Post in the Tech Support Forum http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1011701/ and not necro a year old thread.
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