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  1. #1

    Posts : 21
    win 7-win 8 pro

    Already have the retail disc.


    As the deadline for the 39.99$ upgrade is getting near to the end i would like to know something. When Win 8 came out last october i purchased the CD version since my internet speed is too slow and would have been too long to download. I installed the 32 bit version of the 2 discs. I want to take advantage of the remaining time for the low price, and want to purchase a key for the 64 bit disc to install on a laptop. Now to my question . When we buy a key, do we get it at the beginning of the process or at the end of the download? Since i already have a disc i don`t want to have to download it. Just need the key.Thank you for any infos.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Kalisto,

    You would still use the "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant" to purchase the product key, but just stop at step 14 in the tutorial below to avoid the download.

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
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