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Upgrade assistant is giving me the go ahead to buy Windows 8 pro but..

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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Upgrade assistant is giving me the go ahead to buy Windows 8 pro but..


    I ran the upgrade assistant and it showed me a list of what is and is not compatible w/the new OS. I proceeded to the next screen and it suggests the upgrade to windows 8 pro. My issue is that the current version of windows 7 is not genuine. Does the upgrade assistant not look to see if my OS is genuine or not? If I buy the upgrade version and try to install it, will it fail due to the current license not being genuine? I built this system myself, but I cannot find a system builder disc w/o going through amazon.com to get it and I'd really like to avoid them if I can.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    will it fail due to the current license not being genuine?
    Yes, it will.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate


    But if I buy the system builder disk and do a clean install, I'll be good, correct?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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