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    Windows 8 on new build

    Hi guys,

    I am building a new PC for my partners Brother tomorrow. All the parts were delivered today but his copy of Windows 8 will not be delivered until next week. He really wants me to build it tomorrow and hopefully have him up and running.

    I know with Windows 7 you can install it and use it for 30 days before activation is required but I must confess I don't know anything about Windows 8 really. Is this even possible with Windows 8? (Well I guess it's 8.1 now right) as that is what he is getting.

    If it is possible are you allowed to give out download locations for 8.1? I don't want anyone to break any laws/rules so just let me know if not.

    The ideal plan would be to be able to install 8.1 tomorrow and then for him to simply activate it when he receives his copy next week.



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    What Version do you have on order, Windows 8 Upgrade or Windows 8 System Builder OEM
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    Thanks theog, I will give it a good read.

    ATJ, I am not too sure, I was not with him when he ordered it and won't be speaking to him until tomorrow. But he is a student and we were looking at the official Ms student site where they do 8.1 pro for 49.99 iirc. I didn't look to see if that was for an upgrade or a new full version.
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    It looks like it was an upgrade we were looking at. I am gonna have to speak to him.
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    Ok, just spoke to him, sorry to waste everyone's time, thankfully he didn't order it as he does not have an OS to upgrade from. He is used to using windows 7 on his laptop so I have recommended buying a copy of Windows 7, that way I can install it tomorrow and he can activate next week when he gets the key.

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