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How will we upgrade?

  1. #1

    Posts : 21
    win 7-win 8 pro

    How will we upgrade?


    I don't know if this has been asked before but how will upgrading proceed? Will the registration keys come with each download? For example if i purchase two upgrades will i have to download it twice of just once and just get the registration key for the other separately? Thanks.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,858
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Kalisto,

    You will be able to use the same Windows 8 download to install with. When you enter the product key number during installation, that will determine if you get "Windows 8" or "Windows 8 Pro".

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,181
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Here is a link to a MS Blog on the Update special.

    Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

    After your download finishes, you can choose to proceed with the upgrade (“Install now”) or install later either from your desktop or by creating your own media. If you choose to create your own media, you will be able to create your own bootable USB or .ISO file which can be burned onto a DVD for upgrade and backup purposes. If you prefer, you also have the option of purchasing a backup DVD for $15 plus shipping and handling.
    I had read somewhere else (can't find it now) that you can buy 5 copies at this special price, but can't confirm that. If you can I would assume they would give you five keys. We will know more when the site opens up.

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  4. #4

    So .iso file is the same for everyone but just product key is different? I'm also interested in this topic because I'm one of the lucky people who can upgrade for just 15 euro
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  5. #5

    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

    It depends on what versions you purchased.
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