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Buying Windows 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 Ultimate x86

    Buying Windows 8


    Well I'll be honest from the start. I have never ever bought an OS. From XP to Win7, i have always got a cracked version (except for the one that came with my laptop - vista )

    After using Windows 8 RP, i fell in love with it and for once, i decided to buy it. The question is if I install it on my laptop now, can i reuse the key later? Because there is a chance that i'll be changing the laptop later (will be getting my sisters VAIO ).

    Thank You
    ~Gulhipe

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  2. #2


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    You can get the $39.99 Upgrade and you can move it to another PC providing you remove it from the old one.

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


    Yes, but you must delete the old install.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86


    Yeah getting the $39.99 one. That is good to know.
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by gulhipe View Post
    Yeah getting the $39.99 one. That is good to know.
    You can get up to 5 at that price so get one for you and one for your sister. When you access the MS site for the Upgrade it will automatically give you the same version that is on the PC you access the site on. Either 32bit or 64bit.

    Jim
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    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gulhipe View Post
    Yeah getting the $39.99 one. That is good to know.
    You can get up to 5 at that price so get one for you and one for your sister. When you access the MS site for the Upgrade it will automatically give you the same version that is on the PC you access the site on. Either 32bit or 64bit.

    Jim
    Ah thanks. But my sis is aiming to buy one of those new Win 8 Sony ones (She's obsessed with VAIO's).

    Also, this is also possible with the the retail one? (the one which comes with the box :P )
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  7. #7


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I have heard that the boxed Upgrade from the retailer has both 32bit and 64bit disks with one product key. The full version OEM come with only one disk, either 32bit or 64bit.

    Jim
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  8. #8


    Considering the price I'll go legal this time ! ...lol...
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  9. #9


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86


    I got the boxed one. My sis bought it from Singapore. I thought it was going to be $100+ but she bought it for 80 Singapore Dollars O.O

    Installed it just now and it works fine =D
    Falling in love with this again and again lol
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