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XP to Win 8 from Win 8 Preview

  1. #1

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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    XP to Win 8 from Win 8 Preview

    I did a major upgrade of my pc a little while ago, I've just been using win 8 preview since then. Anyway there is the offer to "upgrade" from windows XP, but my XP disc says "includes service pack 2", does that mean I can't get the offer? Also, I have the original XP disc with all the holographic stuff on it, but I don't think I have the packaging anymore, is that a problem?


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  2. #2

    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64

    I upgraded from Release Preview directly for 30.
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  3. #3

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows XP install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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XP to Win 8 from Win 8 Preview

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