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Can I install this edition of Win8 on my newly built PC?

  1. #1


    France
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    Windows 7 Professional 64bits

    Can I install this edition of Win8 on my newly built PC?


    Hello!

    My female friend is building a new computer and trying to save every pound possible.
    We got to the point where everything is ordered and we just need the OS.

    So we found this : Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    I was very excited to save about 40 pounds on the OS. Except for this:
    Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.
    I asked people and someone told me about the double install trick, which led me to your forum after some googling!
    The reason I'm posting this is that I want to make sure I'm not doing a mistake buying this version. I intend to install it on an empty hard drive, a totally clean system. I want a fully working and activated Windows 8.1.
    Is this going to work? Do I need to download a Windows 7 ISO and install trial version to use this upgrade? In case of something going wrong, do I have a guarantee that I can install something with this, at least a non-activated windows until I find a new solution?

    Thanks for your time, this is quite urgent for us as we need to order really soon!
    Last edited by coosnake; 15 Dec 2013 at 15:32. Reason: wrong title

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    This student-only discount requires verification of student status prior to purchase. Limit five (5) copies of this item per 12-month period.*
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  3. #3


    France
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bits


    Well she is a student.
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    Your friend will need to buy using a email ending in ac.uk in the UK.
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  5. #5


    France
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bits


    That should be possible - what about my other concerns?
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    That it is a full version and can be clean installed. You can use it to upgrade from Windows 7 and it will transfer your files but you can't use it to upgrade from XP or Vista as it will not transfer anything and requires a clean install.

    Jim
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  7. #7


    France
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bits


    Why do they say it is for Windows 7 users only if it's a full install?

    So you're saying she can go for it, and she will be able to have a clean install of Windows 8.1 64 bits on her new empty hard drive?
    No surprises?
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  8. #8


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by coosnake View Post
    Why do they say it is for Windows 7 users only if it's a full install?

    So you're saying she can go for it, and she will be able to have a clean install of Windows 8.1 64 bits on her new empty hard drive?
    No surprises?
    That statement has been hashed around a lot since they said it, and as I explained in my post they are talking about Upgrading as opposed to a clean install. Yes it will work fine as a clean install. See Brinks Tutorial for more information.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Jim
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    What is the Windows 8.1 Pro Student Offer in France?
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  10. #10


    France
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64bits


    No clue, but I'm helping my friend who lives in UK and she will order from the link I sent.
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