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  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> 8.1


    Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8.1

    Yes I had to go through that litany of upgrades to get to Win8.1 and I then installed a bunch of software on top. Then I wanted to use the Windows Hyper-V so I could get Ubuntu running also but it turns out that my Intel CPU Core 2 Duo will not support Hyper-V.

    So I bought a new motherboard and CPU with the 1155 socket which should support Hyper-V.

    So is there someway to shortcut this litany of of disk-in disk-out over and over and over upgrade chain that took me three days to get through? I would be willing to pay for the Windows 8 non-upgrade key for $199 but when I called the Microsoft store they said it was "OUT OF STOCK" what ever the frig that means and they couldn't sell me one. Can't get it online either.

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  2. #2


    My house
    Posts : 148
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Newegg has a non-upgrade OEM disc you can use @ Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) I hope that's what you are looking for.

    If you need the Windows 8 Professional instead (OEM): Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    My first choice would to use the Windows 8 upgrade that I already own without having to go through the incredible litany of version installation and then upgrading. Each one of those versions needs to go out in get updated over the internet too once they are installed.
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  4. #4


    My house
    Posts : 148
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    It's inconvenient that they didn't have the Retail version of Windows 8 Pro available since that is one of the ways to shortcut through the list of upgrades. the other way being installed the OEM version on a formatted Hard Drive. Hopefully they re-stock the retail version otherwise you'll have to either do it the long way or the OEM way that I mentioned.
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  5. #5


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


    So is there someway to shortcut this litany of of disk-in disk-out over and over and over upgrade chain that took me three days to get through? I would be willing to pay for the Windows 8 non-upgrade key for $199 but when I called the Microsoft store they said it was "OUT OF STOCK" what ever the frig that means and they couldn't sell me one. Can't get it online either.

    For 8.1 try here:
    Buy Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Store

    Buy Windows 8.1 Pro - Microsoft Store
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