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Windows 8 without previous Windows software

  1. #1

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    Windows 7

    Windows 8 without previous Windows software


    I seem to be a bit confused on how to proceed with buying windows 8 without a previous valid license of any windows product. I have always pirated my versions of windows as at the time were far too expensive for me. Now that I am able I would like to buy Windows 8 Pro but from that I can tell the ones I see for sale are for upgrade only.

    I have absolutely no legitimate copy of windows so what version would I buy?

    Please note this post is in no way advertising or condoning piracy.

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    you should buy the Systems Builder license for Windows 8 Professional. It's $139.99 for the full release. - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems
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    Windows 7

    Thank you, so with this I can do a clean install of Windows 8? Also, this may be a stupid question but would this be a single license only? Would I be able to install this on 2 machines or would I need to buy one for each PC?
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    Yes, this is for a clean installation of Windows 8. And all copies of Windows, this one included is a single license copy only. You would need a second copy to use it on a second computer at the same time. However, if you install this on 1 computer today and 1 year from now, you build a new computer, you can deactivate it from the first machine and move it to the second version.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    You can get it at a discount.

    Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM
    With promo Code: EMCJNJA87

    Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM
    With promo code: EMCJNJA83

    Check here later (seems to be closed now, maybe to prepare for the launch) Microsoft Store
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