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Dreamspark Win8 license: upgrade or system builder?

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Dreamspark Win8 license: upgrade or system builder?


    As a student, I have a free key for Windows 8 Pro 64 via my school's Dreamspark Premium account, and have just purchased an mSATA for my laptop.

    Id like to going from my current setup of:


    HDD = boot drive & data drive, with Windows 7 Pro 64

    To:

    mSATA = boot drive, with clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64 from Dreamspark Premium
    HDD = wiped, then used as data drive

    Id prefer to nuke all the content on my HDD from orbit during this process.

    --> Does anyone know whether Dreamspark Premium Win8 Pro licenses can be used as "clean install" licenses (i.e. are they System Builder)?
    -->Even if they don't, will the installer detect the Win7 install on the HDD an allow a Win8 "upgrade" onto the new, clean mSATA?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    Ok, confirmed here: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...questions.html by Mystere. Dreamspark licenses are non-Upgrade.
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