Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8: Upgrade Standards

  1. #1

    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    Windows 8: Upgrade Standards

    Hi all,
    I wanted to clarify the upgrade standards, and I'd like positive feedback and additions.

    1. Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 RP can all be upgraded for $40.
    Windows 8 RP can be upgraded on OEM/regular machines with a previous product key.
    2. Using partitions may damage your Windows installation. Manage with a tutorial, use

    3. Add more!
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Sep 2012 at 18:16. Reason: removed broken link

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8: Upgrade Standards
Related Threads
Read more at: Emerging standards, and questions, about the Internet of Things | ZDNet
Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install...
Read more at: Microsoft pushes crypto standards forward | ZDNet
Hi I have windows 7 and bought windows 8 upgrade discs (still unopened), I have no SSD now but want to buy one. What should i Do install win 8 first then the SSD? Or the other way around? What's better What will my recovery options be if I get a nasty virus? Also once my ssd is in it can't fit...
I have a Windows 7 Premium upgrade that was upgraded from Vista on my Dell Inspiron 530 PC. Can I upgrade from this to Windows 8 Pro, without having to remove Windows 7? Or will I have to go back To Vista to install the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. If the latter is the case, can I take my PC back to...
I installed Win 8 RC Build 8400 over Win 7 on my "experimental" spare laptop. I have seen web posts that you cannot directly upgrade Win 8 RC to Win 8 RTM, without going through some special steps and modifying one of the install files. My question is is if I purchase WIN 8 Pro on Oct 26 will I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook