Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to install dual OS (win 7 and win 8) using the win 8 upgrade offer

  1. #71


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by sam9953 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    A retail system builder or upgrade copy will let you activate it on any computer you like as long as it's only activated on one computer and uninstalled on any other at that time.
    When you say that an upgrade copy will let you activate it on any computer, do you mean that I can download my win 8 upgrade from my current computer and I just make a bootable USB and install on say my mothers computer. Will it work?
    YES, on one PC. yours or your mothers.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #72


    Quote Originally Posted by sam9953 View Post
    When you say that an upgrade copy will let you activate it on any computer, do you mean that I can download my win 8 upgrade from my current computer and I just make a bootable USB and install on say my mothers computer. Will it work?
    AIUI It should. An XP, Vista or W7 licence for your mother's computer is a legal requirement.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #73


    Oh okay.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
How to install dual OS (win 7 and win 8) using the win 8 upgrade offer
Related Threads
I did the Upgrade Assistant from Win7 pro to 8 pro and this is what I was told: I really want Secure boot, however. I have a UEFI BIOS. I am willing to upgrade or clean install, as I will never use the previous windows 7 version again. Is there a way to get Secure boot with my computer ? ...
Windows 8 Upgrade Offer in Windows Updates & Activation
Hello all. First time post. Thanks for having me. In the last few months I have received a considerable amount of email messages from Microsoft reminding me to take advantage of their $14.99 Win 7 to Win 8 Pro offer. I tried using the provided promo code(s) on one or more occasions but am having a...
Hi, I had planned on upgrading one laptop to Win8 using the time-limited $40 offer, but now I'm instead selling that laptop. Are there any time limits to when the $40 upgrade has to be installed? For if not, I would buy it now anyway and install it a bit later on another machine. Thanks.
If I don't have a qualifying PC? :cry:
Upgrade offer validity in General Support
Hi, I am eligible for the win8upgrade offer for my country. However I have a doubt. What if I would simply want to purchase the upgrade and not install it? Can I continue with windows7 even after purchasing the win8 upgrade and latter (say 2 years latter) decide to install the upgrade. Will the...
Windows 8 upgrade offer in Windows 8 News
Microsoft are not hanging around, with their offer on win 8 out already. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w.../upgrade-offer
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook