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windows 8.1 pricing models

  1. #11


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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    If you bought windows 8.1 from Microsoft its retail version, because there is no upgrade version to buy only windows 8 users get free upgrade.
    As far as I know retail version license can be transferred to another PC.. but can be used on only one pc at same time (when you transfer you may need to do phone activation and you will have to remove it from old pc.)

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  2. #12


    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    If you bought windows 8.1 from Microsoft its retail version, because there is no upgrade version to buy only windows 8 users get free upgrade.
    As far as I know retail version license can be transferred to another PC.. but can be used on only one pc at same time (when you transfer you may need to do phone activation and you will have to remove it from old pc.)
    thanks thats basically what I wanted to hear--but... my new pc will be 64 bit and now i have 32--hope i can still install without paying
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    If you bought windows 8.1 from Microsoft its retail version, because there is no upgrade version to buy only windows 8 users get free upgrade.
    As far as I know retail version license can be transferred to another PC.. but can be used on only one pc at same time (when you transfer you may need to do phone activation and you will have to remove it from old pc.)
    I agree wit this ,i done this[a few time ,with same dvd] with win7 when it first came out ,i just had to call to activate and say it was only on one computer
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  4. #14


    Posts : 69
    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by asiaexpat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    If you bought windows 8.1 from Microsoft its retail version, because there is no upgrade version to buy only windows 8 users get free upgrade.
    As far as I know retail version license can be transferred to another PC.. but can be used on only one pc at same time (when you transfer you may need to do phone activation and you will have to remove it from old pc.)
    thanks thats basically what I wanted to hear--but... my new pc will be 64 bit and now i have 32--hope i can still install without paying
    I'm not sure how much things has changed with windows 8.1 but when you buy retail windows 7 you can use either 32bit or 64bit but not both at the same time, and you can change that when you remove other version. there is no upgrade path from 32bit to 64bit only clean reinstall.
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