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Win 8 upgrade question

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    Win 8 upgrade question


    Hi, I'm hoping someone will be kind enough to help me out with my question.

    A few months ago I bought the 'Windows 8 upgrade' disk to put on my daughters PC. She had a previous Win7 OEM installed so I upgraded to win8 on her PC and activated. However it soon became obvious that she preferred windows 7 so I did a clean install with the previous win 7 oem disk.

    I was wondering if I could now use the same windows 8 upgrade disk to upgrade my own win7 oem installation to win8? I did activate the windows 8 upgrade on my daughters pc but its no longer installed or being used.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by microsoft
    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by microsoft
    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
    Thanks theog, really appreciated. So I should be able to upgrade my win 7 oem with the win 8 upgrade disk irrespective of it having been used, activated then uninstalled on another PC? Sorry for the extra question, just want to be sure its ok before proceeding. Cheers
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    It should be doable, you may have to activate by phone. Its been my experience that once you tell them its only going to activated on the one PC, they'll give you the activation code.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It should be doable, you may have to activate by phone. Its been my experience that once you tell them its only going to activated on the one PC, they'll give you the activation code.
    Thanks for this alpha, I followed your advice, activated by phone and I'm now running windows 8.1 pro through upgrade. Really appreciate the help
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm glad that worked for you.
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