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  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64

    2nd Microsoft Key


    I am thinking of getting another key for windows 8...Do I go to the same page as the upgrade?Or a different page?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello stargate, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could run "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant" to purchase another key, but you will need to run it in a qualifying OS (XP sp3, Vista, or Windows 7) to do so.

    If you didn't want to download the ISO again, then you could stop at step 14 below.

    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    You can buy a copy from the Microsoft site. They will give you a link to download and an email containing your key. Cake.

    Microsoft Store Online

    Now keep in mind that will only give you an UPGRADE key. If you need a FULL VERSION/CLEAN INSTALL key, you can pick one up from a site like NewEgg.

    Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems
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  4. #4


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post
    You can buy a copy from the Microsoft site. They will give you a link to download and an email containing your key. Cake.
    Microsoft Store Online
    In the UK version of the Microsoft store, that seems to take you to the page where the links to buy the upgrade are called "Download Pro for 24.99"... and it runs the Upgrade Assistant. So, in the UK at least, I'm not sure there's an easy way to avoid the Upgrade Assistant.
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  5. #5


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post
    You can buy a copy from the Microsoft site. They will give you a link to download and an email containing your key. Cake.
    Microsoft Store Online
    In the UK version of the Microsoft store, that seems to take you to the page where the links to buy the upgrade are called "Download Pro for 24.99"... and it runs the Upgrade Assistant. So, in the UK at least, I'm not sure there's an easy way to avoid the Upgrade Assistant.
    That's the default procedure for all countries.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64


    then i will have to uninstall ubantu then...not a problem...now i will still be able to do a clean install if needed correct?Incase of drive failure and whatnot.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by stargate65 View Post
    then i will have to uninstall ubantu then...not a problem...now i will still be able to do a clean install if needed correct?Incase of drive failure and whatnot.
    Yep, you can do a clean install with an upgrade.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  8. #8


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro 64


    Thanks gang for all your help....
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