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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    Create a new partition. Install 8 on said partition. This allows you to have both operating systems on your machine at once. You can choose which one you want to use at boot. Once you have everything ready to go with 8, you can use Easeus Partition Manager to delete the XP partition and extend the 8 partition into it, effectively creating a single 8 partition. The reason I suggest Easeus is because the Windows Disk Manager can't extend partitions to unallocated space on its left, for some reason I'm not aware of.

    If you need help doing this, just ask.

    Though it's probably too late, huh? I don't understand why you need to call to reactivate that stuff. Activation should still be the same unless you need a different installation for those programs to work in 8 since they're catered for XP. You may be able to download windows 7/8 specific versions and then activate those? Not sure. Haven't used Adobe products in ages (aside from the usual flash/reader, etc).

    EDIT: MiniTool Partition Wizard may work as well or better. Haven't tried it, myself.
    NO,you need to delete the Windows XP install first.


    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.

    or You would have NO original software to upgrade from.

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  2. #12


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    Ah, legal mumbo jumbo that affects essentially nothing. Activation still works on previous Windows operating systems.

    If it's a forum rules issue, I get it. Otherwise, it's a non-issue.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    Ah, legal mumbo jumbo that affects essentially nothing. Activation still works on previous Windows operating systems.

    If it's a forum rules issue, I get it. Otherwise, it's a non-issue.
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

    4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations.
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  4. #14


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    So a forum issue. Understandable, I guess. The new legal terms make little sense, considering, but whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    So a forum issue. Understandable, I guess. The new legal terms make little sense, considering, but whatever.
    What new legal terms on upgrading?
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  6. #16


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    Yep, it's the same as it always have been for upgrades.

    The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant only checks your current installation to make sure it's compatible to upgrade to Windows 8, and to make sure that the currently installed OS qualifies for a Windows 8 upgrade copy before allowing you to purchase and download/install it. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant doesn't disable the installed OS's product key number, or tie Windows 8 to it.

    To be legal when doing a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade copy, you would just need to no longer have the product key number for any one of the qualifying OS (XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7) that you own activated while the Windows 8 upgrade is installed and activated with it's product key.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    For example, if you have both Vista and Windows 7 and originally upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8 and changed your mind and wanted to reinstall Windows 7, then you would just need to substitute Vista as the qualifying OS instead or not have Windows 8 installed.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    So a forum issue. Understandable, I guess. The new legal terms make little sense, considering, but whatever.
    I don't know of any substantial license change. 1 license per computer, upgrades upgrade an existing system, it's the same as it has always been.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    I gotcha. Thanks for the clarification. I thought it was a new stipulation for 8.
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