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An upgrade question

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    An upgrade question


    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?

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    Last edited by BunnyJ; 15 Sep 2012 at 08:58.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomena View Post
    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?
    As far as I know, yes. My Dev PC has Release Preview "Upgrade" from XP, and all i know, is you need a product key prior to the new windows install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomena View Post
    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?
    Hi. Welcome to EF.

    No. That will not be possible. All releases that expire on a certain date will not upgradable. One must have XP, Vista, or 7 loaded on their machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomena View Post
    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?
    Yes, you can.
    FAQ: Microsoft offers cheapest-ever Windows upgrade - Computerworld
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fantomena View Post
    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?
    Yes, you can.
    FAQ: Microsoft offers cheapest-ever Windows upgrade - Computerworld
    Ok. Glad you corrected me. Thanks for the update. I installed Enterprise Evaluation via MSDN which stated that it was not upgradeable. That still may hold for that but not for other editions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fantomena View Post
    I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?
    Yes, you can.
    FAQ: Microsoft offers cheapest-ever Windows upgrade - Computerworld
    Ok. Glad you corrected me. Thanks for the update. I installed Enterprise Evaluation via MSDN which stated that it was not upgradeable. That still may hold for that but not for other editions.
    No problem, that's why I am keeping my Win 8 RP and tried Enterprise Evaluation on a separate partition.
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    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    This is good news. Not perfect but what is now a days. At least I can easily go from RP to RMT without having to change any file settings. Makes my life easy for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    This is good news. Not perfect but what is now a days. At least I can easily go from RP to RMT without having to change any file settings. Makes my life easy for sure.
    Read it again. Applications and settings will not be carried over. You'll be able to use the upgrade license, but no upgrade-in-place will be permitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Ok. Glad you corrected me. Thanks for the update. I installed Enterprise Evaluation via MSDN which stated that it was not upgradeable. That still may hold for that but not for other editions.
    No problem, that's why I am keeping my Win 8 RP and tried Enterprise Evaluation on a separate partition.
    I'm dual booting 8EE with 7. I think I have room to sneak RP on as well now that I found this info out. Thanks again.
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