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buying Win8 pro at upgrade price

  1. #1


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    buying Win8 pro at upgrade price


    hi guys,

    have 2 computers with Win7 on in the house. So my question here:

    Can I buy an upgrade and install this on another pc, or is this not allowed?

    thanks

    Jeff

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  2. #2


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


    Not sure if I understand the question but here goes. You can't buy one upgrade copy and install/activate it on two PC's. The product code you get will only be good for one PC, you will have to buy a license/product code for each PC you want to install on.
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  3. #3


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    yes Alpha, I meant for each pc a license. But to get the upgrade version (cheaper than the retail version) I was wondering if I could have 2 licenses for upgrade and use (one on my pc but here Win7 was prior) but can I put the other Win8+license on a pc that has Vista on it?

    thanks

    Jeff
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hell Jeff,

    You will not be able to use the special Windows 8 upgrade offer with Vista, but you will be able to use a purchased retail upgrade on Vista though.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  5. #5


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi Shawn,

    thanks, so it seems having Vista or Win7 on your pc, gives you the opportunity to keep everything. Too bad one has to reinstall everything in Win8.

    But good to know that the upgrade for some OS will be simple

    Jeff
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Jeff. Hopefully, you'll find another special by then for Vista.
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  7. #7


    Hafnarfjrur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Don't forget that although need 2 separate Win 8 purchases -- the OLD XP / Win 7 system you have can be used for the upgrade of course. So you only need ONE copy of the qualifying product to install as many upgrades as you like but you need to buy each upgrade license individually.
    So 4 computers say -- 4 Win 8 upgrade licenses -- but you can use the SAME Win 7 / XP disk / system to qualify for the upgrade.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #8


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    HEY!! Here's my question, will we be able to burn the image file we purchase? Or like other versions of Windows burning them won't work?
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  9. #9


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


    One would hope the image would make bootable install media. With all the wierd things Microsoft is doing lately, it wouldn't surprise me though, if what you got, had to be run from a preinstalled OS.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It will offer you the option to create an .iso
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