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Do i need to buy a new copy of windows 8.1?

  1. #11


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Upgrade always turns into a full version once activated. It is in EULA.
    I have bought Windows 8 Upgrade and it is transferable to any computer.
    That isn't the issue in question. The issue is that you can't upgrade to Windows 10 (final) from a preview build of Windows 10.

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  2. #12


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Upgrade always turns into a full version once activated. It is in EULA.
    I have bought Windows 8 Upgrade and it is transferable to any computer.
    That isn't the issue in question. The issue is that you can't upgrade to Windows 10 (final) from a preview build of Windows 10.
    I never suggested that. I said to use the preview version and once RTM is out, upgrade from 8.1 and since upgrading does not require Windows to be actually running, problem solved and money saved.
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  3. #13


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Since it seems as though the previous license will need to be installed first, how would that work in this situation?
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    IMHO it's all guess work at this stage. Even so, I would be very surprised if this free upgrade was transferable to another PC. Free is going to come with restrictions, IMHO.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    IMHO it's all guess work at this stage. Even so, I would be very surprised if this free upgrade was transferable to another PC. Free is going to come with restrictions, IMHO.


    I think that you may be right.
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