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  1. #11


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    But the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is free.
    True, but if the OP hasn't bought the 8.0 Upgrade yet, it may be as cheap just to buy 8.1, depending on what discounts are available, and then they would have more flexibility within the licensing terms.
    Actually, at the moment, you can buy Windows 8 from newegg.com for $99. Upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 is free. Pricing for the full version of 8.1 is $119. You do the math.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Retail/upgrade EULA Windows 8 EULA

    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you...
    ...Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer...
    The retail/upgrade Windows 8 is not tied, only the OEM version as supplied with a new PC is tied.
    I stand corrected. Thanks, fafhrd.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    But the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is free.
    True, but if the OP hasn't bought the 8.0 Upgrade yet, it may be as cheap just to buy 8.1, depending on what discounts are available, and then they would have more flexibility within the licensing terms.
    Actually, at the moment, you can buy Windows 8 from newegg.com for $99. Upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 is free. Pricing for the full version of 8.1 is $119. You do the math.
    Thing is that those of us that want to upgrade without a TechNet or MSDN subscription may not be able to get an ISO to fresh install with. It remains to be known if Ms will release an ISO download or snail mail order to upgrade with. We may have to upgrade via the store.

    Personally I'd rather wait a month and spend the extra $20 for a disc to fresh install. I would think most would agree that upgrades are a PITA. Discs are also convenient for repair.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Actually, at the moment, you can buy Windows 8 from newegg.com for $99. Upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 is free. Pricing for the full version of 8.1 is $119. You do the math.
    Yes but the pricing blog post on 8.1 says "More to come on Windows 8.1 including new devices and retail offers as we near October 18th!"

    Those "retail offers" may move the pricing more in favour of 8.1.
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  5. #15


    I have a retail upgrade disk of Window 7 Pro. Now that I've upgraded to 8 Pro can I install the 7 on a machine running xp pro?
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by cinvest View Post
    I have a retail upgrade disk of Window 7 Pro. Now that I've upgraded to 8 Pro can I install the 7 on a machine running xp pro?
    Hi. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Yes, I believe you can. Just as long as you uninstalled it from the prior machine, which I see you did. To be absolutely sure please read the Windows 7 EULA.

    I would be more than glad to link that to you, but I'm performing this on my phone so I have no means to do that at the moment.
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  7. #17


    Thanks I'll check it out. I haven't deleted anything from the machine just upgraded. I have another one that runs xp and wanted to use the 7 upgrade on the old machine. Guess I ought to just stick the disc in and see what happens.
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  8. #18


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    True - the OP does not state if Windows 8 has been purchased, yet.

    No retailer will want to get stuck with Windows 8 licenses though - unless 8.1 turns out to be even less popular
    True, for the most part, but if it turns out that the boxed version of Windows 8.1 isn't cheaper than 8.0, the retailers will gain. Also, is it possible those retailers holding boxed copies will sell cheaper just to get rid of them?

    Thank goodness I'm not in the market and don't have to make these heavy decisions.
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  9. #19


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    just adding a remark here -- I'd install WINDOWS 8.1 (will be available in a few days now for general public) rather than Windows 8 -- Windows 8.1 is a MUCH BETTER release - if you've got W8 it will be a free upgrade, otherwise price around the same as W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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