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Using upgrade licence for clean install on new PC?

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    Using upgrade licence for clean install on new PC?


    So I have just got an upgrade licence and downloaded the DVD ISO and burned it and it seems to have successfully installed and activated on by long overdue new build.

    I am to be uninstalling my old vista pc and putting linux on it. Until I do while I'm transferring things across (however long this should take, or I may even dual boot if I ever need it) should I face any licencing issues with one being cut off?

    Does this effectively work as a new key and have any links to the old one in terms of automated activation?

    Many thanks...

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    Welcome to EightForums.

    you need to delete the Windows Vista install.


    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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    I know but what will happen if I don't, nothing I'm just in breach of the licence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amdowney View Post
    I know but what will happen if I don't, nothing I'm just in breach of the licence?
    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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