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Question about a clean install later.

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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Question about a clean install later.

    Greetings guys.

    I have a question, sorry if it have been answered but I did not find anything my self.

    If I buy this offer with the Windows 8 PRO upgrade for the awesome price. I will do a install right away after i bought it.
    But will i be able to do a clean install of my computer a year from now?
    A friend told me that if I am on Windows 7 like i am now and upgrade, if I want to do a new clean install of my computer a year from now i have to install Windows 7 and then upgrade that to Windows 8 pro since i had bought true the special upgrade offer.
    Is this true or is he way out there in the crazy land?


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

    Once you have upgraded, You can not use or sold the old OS.
    You can reinstall in say year's time.
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3

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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    So then In 6 months if I want to reformat my computer and do a clean install of Win 8. Do I have to install my old Win 7 and then upgrade to 8, or can I directly install Win 8 with the upgrade version?
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