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Need to upgrade my upgrade!

  1. #1


    Posts : 52
    win 8 pro

    Need to upgrade my upgrade!


    I bought win 8 pro upgrade for 24.99 at the time i didn't know this would (invalidate my 150.00 win 7 ultimate 64/32 bit license witch i can use both simultaneously a few times I'm told? ........ )

    but as far as i can tell i loose all that for this upgrade to "one license of 64 bit win 8", cos i run the upgrade adviser in 64 bit win 7 ultimate (guessing u do the adviser in xp or any 32 bit version of windows u just get win 8, not pro?

    now if all options had been more openly advertised i wouldn't of bought this download and not just thought god this is a bargain and not a big rip off a license i already own

    now I'm here with a useless upgrade i dont wont to use (plus not used yet)

    need the full working one think it woz 50.00 ish ...... what are my options ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    If want to use both OS's, you need two full license's.

    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.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 52
    win 8 pro


    grrrr i know that now but not when purchased what can i do about it now ???
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  4. #4


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


    To use Windows 7 & Windows 8 upgrade, you need to buy a full license of Windows 7 (Win XP/ Vista) to go with your upgrade.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    If you can return the upgrade [purchase, do that and buy a windows 8 "System Builder" disk/license which is a full version that does not require or invalidate a previous Windows 7 install.

    Or if you cannot return it and you have not actually used the license, you can sell it to a friend (But don't try to sell it anywhere on line, it won't end well)
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  6. #6


    Posts : 52
    win 8 pro


    I already own the full license to win 7 ultimate 64/32 .... I bought an upgrade to this in good faith thinking it would be like all last upgrades to all windows so far and id still own the last one ?????

    where was the big warning i wouldn't ?????? hope peeps see this don't fall in my trap (in the small print isn't good anoth )

    that apart

    i all ready bought the upgrade i cant use .... how can i upgrade that upgrade to a full upgrade??

    without having to actually install ie not pay another 50
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by web
    I already own the full license to win 7 ultimate 64/32 .... I bought an upgrade to this in good faith thinking it would be like all last upgrades to all windows so far and id still own the last one ?????
    Upgrade Legal terms are the same.

    If you upgrade from No OS, you have No OS.

    If you upgrade from Windows 7 (Win XP/ Vista), you have Windows 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by web
    i all ready bought the upgrade i cant use .... how can i upgrade that upgrade to a full upgrade??
    Here is four ways.


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    To use Windows 7 & Windows 8 upgrade, you need to buy a full license of Windows 7 (Win XP/ Vista) to go with your upgrade.
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    If you can return the upgrade [purchase, do that and buy a windows 8 "System Builder" disk/license which is a full version that does not require or invalidate a previous Windows 7 install.

    Or if you cannot return it and you have not actually used the license, you can sell it to a friend (But don't try to sell it anywhere on line, it won't end well)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    I have never heard of an upgrade and you get to keep the old OS. Far as I know it's always been you pay a discounted price for the upgrade and lose your old license.

    I thought I heard or read that if you don't want to keep Windows 8 you can downgrade to your old OS license. If that's true I guess you would lose out on the money you paid for the upgrade. Not sure how it works.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    I bought win 8 pro upgrade for 24.99 at the time i didn't know this would (invalidate my 150.00 win 7 ultimate 64/32 bit license witch i can use both simultaneously a few times I'm told? ........ )

    but as far as i can tell i loose all that for this upgrade to "one license of 64 bit win 8", cos i run the upgrade adviser in 64 bit win 7 ultimate (guessing u do the adviser in xp or any 32 bit version of windows u just get win 8, not pro?

    now if all options had been more openly advertised i wouldn't of bought this download and not just thought god this is a bargain and not a big rip off a license i already own

    now I'm here with a useless upgrade i dont wont to use (plus not used yet)

    need the full working one think it woz 50.00 ish ...... what are my options ?
    Call MS customer service/support. They have been very understanding and helpful to me in the past. Go here for MS customer service/support.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    I have never heard of an upgrade and you get to keep the old OS. Far as I know it's always been you pay a discounted price for the upgrade and lose your old license.

    I thought I heard or read that if you don't want to keep Windows 8 you can downgrade to your old OS license. If that's true I guess you would lose out on the money you paid for the upgrade. Not sure how it works.
    You are 100% correct. Upgrades to Windows (and most other software like Adobe anything) have /always/ nullified the previous license (unless you undo the upgrade).

    Now it may have been physically possible to use the upgraded machine and reinstall using the old license, but it was /never/ "legal".
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