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are upgrade versions all the same ?

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    are upgrade versions all the same ?


    now that windows 8 pro is officially available in various versions eg. upgrade,upgrade (14.99 version for computers 1 year old or less) and i have also seen in the shops they are selling windows 8 pro upgrade and windows 8 pro upgrade pack, when i asked i was told that windows 8 pro upgrade pack comes with media center included for the same price. i dont know if this is correct or the sales assistant didnt understand the difference.

    my questions are :-

    whats the difference between the upgrade offered for 14.99 UK pounds offered with computers less than 1yr old or less and the normal 25 upgrade version.

    based on versions bought via the upgrade assistant online, are they all the same download size ?.

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    It is my understanding that the Windows 8 pro upgrade is for eligible purchases of Win 7 machines to upgrade to Win 8 pro. the Win 8 pro pack is to upgrade machines that came with Win 8 to pro version.
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    For the consumer their are 3 version of Windows 8
    Windows 8
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8 Pro w/media center.

    The 2 online updates are the same and is Windows 8 Pro to upgrade from XP, Vista, Win 7 and they are offering a Media Center feature upgrade for free.

    At retail you will see.
    Windows 8 Upgrade - Upgrade from XP,Vista, Win 7
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - Upgrade from XP, Vista, Win 7
    Windows 8 OEM - which is the full version and can be used for Personal Use.
    Windows 8 Pro OEM - which is the full version and can be used for Personal Use.
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Package - which upgrades from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center

    Jim
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    so how do we tell the versions apart when choosing which to buy ?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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are upgrade versions all the same ?
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