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Has Microsoft thought this through?

  1. #11

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    Windows 8 Pro 64Bit

    True, but Microsofts main concern is that you payed for the software (which I did) and your only putting it on another home PC and your not installing it on Multiple PC's you don't own, they frown on that in a big way..
    They consider what I and thousands of others do as just part of doing good business, otherwise the activation process would be a lot harder....believe me microsoft knows all the work arounds including those of 8 so for them reinstalling my old Windows 7 on another home PC is not a big deal, they expect it. They also know most never read the EULA agreement anyway......
    Last edited by warriorking; 01 Dec 2012 at 10:54.

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  2. #12

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    win xp win vista win 7 win 8 win 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by warriorking View Post
    ....believe me microsoft knows all the work arounds
    If this is true, then it rather proves that Microsoft is either mad, or loosing it. Why on earth make the activation of the Windows 8 upgrade on a clean system so complex (actually I would call it illogical)? It only serves to annoy, and loose Microsoft any credibility.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    my personal opinion on the upgrade is go to the digital store, when purchasing, ask if you have an old copy of windows, is so enter the product key for it, if its valid then you get the discount to a FULL copy of windows, allowing clean install and everything. if its not valid then you don't get the upgrade price.

    there shouldn't be a difference in product, just the way its purchased. it is an upgrade copy after all once you've proven you own an older OS why not be able to do what you please with the new one.
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