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New mobo + windows 8 upgrade possible?

  1. #11

    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Home Edition

    I just had a bit of a search around, I cant find any UK prices yet (as Im English) but after a bit of digging I found THIS.

    It essentially states that under the Personal Use License for System Builder (PULSB) you can install on a new machine as long as you remove it from an old machine, and that you are the owner of the new machine. This can be done countless times.

    Big thanks to Bobkn for bringing this license to my attention, I didnt even know it existed.

    The system builder prices seem to be around $100 for basic $120 for pro and $150 for ultimate.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by themele View Post
    Get this motherboard Gigabyte 970A-D3 AMD 970A
    Well you're off to a good start there. Almost the same motherboard I used in my new build about a month ago. I've always had very good luck with Gigabyte motherboards.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Home Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by footysr View Post
    Well you're off to a good start there. Almost the same motherboard I used in my new build about a month ago. I've always had very good luck with Gigabyte motherboards.
    Ironically this whole mess is caused by my current Gigabyte board, although it is working absolutely perfectly, it only has 2 sata connections, and I want a second HDD in my pc.

    Needing a new HDD has turned into me needing a new mobo, new ram, and new OS, and of course, the original HDD I needed... YAY!!!
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  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    I don't know whether this applies outside of the US, but here Microsoft has done away with the traditional retail version of Windows 8. The "system builder" form does double duty: it can be used by small-scale PC builders for resale, or by DIY types like the old retail license. (DIY users can also transfer it to a new machine. People who buy it pre-installed won't be permitted to transfer it. Whether this will be done in an enforceable way, I have no idea.)

    I'm not sure about support, but MS support for their OSes has been limited to 90 days (starting with the first use of support), so I've regarded it as essentially useless.
    Hey bobkn, I would really like to see that from MS in writing about DIY being able to transfer the OS. Do you have any reference links.
    This isn't direct from Microsoft, but I expect that Ed Bott is a reliable source:

    Microsoft radically overhauls license agreements for Windows 8 | ZDNet
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