Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Install and download on seperate PC

  1. #1

    Install and download on seperate PC


    has anybody tried downloading and burning the ISO then installing and activating on a different computer than it was originally downloaded on ?. i have 3 PC's but i only intend to install on 2, would i need to download an ISO on each PC i intended to install on using the same burned ISO to match each PC ie. download the ISO on PC a then burn the SAME ISO and install on the SAME PC and repeat for each PC. would i have any problems installing and activating.for convienence i originally downloaded the ISO on a single PC, but i have read that it will install ok but have problems activating.

    Gazzer

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


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


    If you have 2 PC's that are 32bit, one ISO 32bit need.
    If you have 2 PC's that are 64bit, one ISO 64bit need.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    thanks for the reply but i was aware that i cant change from 32 to 64 bits. both systems are on 64bit windows7, i used the updrade assistant to buy and generate the ISO's and wasnt offered the option to choose 32 or 64 bit so i assume that i have 64bit ISO's
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    The download isn't specific for the PC on which it was downloaded. You can run the upgrade on any PC that is compatible.

    You'll need a unique license key for each PC you want to activate Win8 on, of course.

    Incidentally: you can use an upgrade license to install a 64 bit version of Win8 on a machine with a 32 bit qualifying OS (XP, Vista, 7). You'd have to boot from the installation medium (DVD or USB key drive), and you'd need to do a clean install (no upgrade-in-place).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You'll need a license/product code for each PC. You can't use the one code on more than one PC, just in case you didn't know.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    does anybody know which is downloaded by default after running upgrade assistant on win7 x64, will it download 32 or 64bit OS ?. i wasnt offered a choice and i havent checked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


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


    As you are download from x64, the upgrade assistant will download x64.

    If you need to, you can redownloadi from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    Than make the ISO, & burn to DVD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Install and download on seperate PC
Related Threads
I want to set the kids up on their own LAN. We have an ADSL Modem/Router and LAN for our stuff. Some wired and some wifi and that is to stay as it is. I want to put the kids on their own wifi LAN bit with Internet access from our Modem/Router. I have been messing with this a lot and...
Hey, I was wondering how can I separate my Drive C User Data & Program Files to Drive D. I was looking into Microsoft folder locations, you can check it out here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749305(v=WS.10) I was wondering how can I apply that during a clean install.
I currently have windows 8 installed. I wish to install another windows 8 os on a separate hdd on the same pc. I wish to do this because I share this pc with my brother who is paranoid that my constant tweaking somehow breaks his games installs. Is dual booting two windows 8 installations possible?...
Seperate dual boot drives in Installation & Setup
I recently installed Windows 8.1 on a second hard drive with a single partition. My Windows 7 is on the other disk and I am set up to dual boot. I want to separate the two installations and just boot into Windows 8.1 and not be dependent the other installation. I'm not sure which disk the boot.ini...
windows 7 on seperate hdd in Installation & Setup
hi all new to the forum need some help on my install. brought a new ssd and thought i would install 8 on it so i can boot back to 7 anytime i like incase i wasnt a fan or so i didnt have to reinstall everything etc... now heres the problem i installed it on the ssd and it runs fine but when i...
can i download the windows 8 ISO and burn to dvd and then install on a different pc or is the downloaded ISO somehow tied to the pc its downloaded on. the reason i ask is because i have several different systems and if the ISO was somehow tied to the system i would need to download a different ISO...
W8 Download and Install in Installation & Setup
For some reason my cementmixer (brain) told me I could set up W8 in the following manner BUT it was a failure. I used this procedure over 30 years ago on large IBM mainframes. The following was my logic: On the C drive I only have 1 partition which is used for W7 files etc. I used diskmgmt to...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook