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    W8 "Full" Version?


    Hello, does exist a W8 PRO version that you can instal everywhere and everytime you need/want? Thank you.

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    W8 original dvd


    So you can simply buy it from Microsoft store
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishek Tiwari View Post
    So you can simply buy it from Microsoft store Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows
    So what is the name of the version I have to get?
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    Hello Jamboo,

    For a copy of Windows 8 that you can install and activate on any computer you like, so long as it's only installed on one computer at the same time, you would need a "System Builder" copy. There will be a Windows 8 System Builder and Windows 8 Pro System Builder available.

    You can purchase it at any retailer (online or brick & mortar).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    Purchasing a full version of Windows 8


    If you want to build your own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional operating system running in either a local virtual machine or separate partition (including a Mac), you can purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder products (OEM versions). If available in your country or region, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder products can be purchased at participating stores, you'll need to ask a sales rep for more info. This version doesn't include customer support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jamboo,

    For a copy of Windows 8 that you can install and activate on any computer you like, so long as it's only installed on one computer at the same time, you would need a "System Builder" copy. There will be a Windows 8 System Builder and Windows 8 Pro System Builder available.

    You can purchase it at any retailer (online or brick & mortar).
    It strikes me as odd that it's still not available at Microsoft Store Online - Welcome.

    I guess that is to avoid creating the impression that Microsoft supports the SB version. (They don't; it's still considered to be generic OEM.)
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    The official name is the OEM version but under the new license (System Builder) for Windows 8 you can use it for personal use and transfer it to another PC that you own.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamboo View Post
    Hello, does exist a W8 PRO version that you can instal everywhere and everytime you need/want? Thank you.
    Yes, as others have said, system builder--core or Pro. Install under personal use license. Can be installed on one owned machine at a time. The hardware of the machine installed on can be changed in an unlimited number of ways and times. The software is transferrable to one other individual by you provided it is no longer used by you.
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    Thank you all guys. // So: Are |OEM| and |OEM System Builder| the same version or two different ones, please? (I guess 2 different ones) // PS: does exist a version that you can install on many different PCs?
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    They are different at least in the sense that OEM's preinstall OEM MS software on their machines. The software and the machine have to stay together under the pertinent EULA. OEM system builder software can be purchased by you and I from retail outlets. The EULA's of the two also are different. See my prior replies in regard to some of your above issues.
    Last edited by znod; 26 Mar 2013 at 08:36.
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