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What windows 8 should i buy?

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    Mac OSX

    What windows 8 should i buy?


    I do not have a windows OS of any kind installed on my mac. I would like to get windows 8 for my mac from amazon.co.uk .Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC)- this is the main one that pops up but its an upgrade??When i search windows 8 on amazon.co.uk and on other sites the only products i see are upgrades from older versions, but i dont have any older versions of the Windows OS installed on my computer. So to cut a long story short, what windows 8 should i buy for bootcamp. Please could you provide a link, preferbly amazon or if not a UK website.Thanks.

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    You are not entitled to the upgrade. You would have to buy the OEM/System Builder license for Windows 8.

    Here is a link from Amazon;
    Amazon.com: Windows 8 Professional System Builder DVD 64-Bit: Software
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Mac OSX


    Do you know a place where i can purchase it then download it. On the windows 8 website it only shows the upgrade.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8 Pro


    In the UK here:

    Standard non-Pro: Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00403) **FREE SHIPPING** [WN7-00403]

    Pro: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (FQC-05955) **FREE SHIPPING** [FQC-05955]

    If you have 7 already installed, you can (in theory) use the 15 upgrade, otherwise you need the full fat OEM version.
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    Posts : 7
    Mac OSX


    Thats strange, windows said that the normal version would be released in February.
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