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Transfer Upgrade to Another Computer?

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    Windows 7

    Transfer Upgrade to Another Computer?


    Maybe a dumb question: I have a Win7 desktop and may buy a Win7 laptop. With the latter purchase, I could get the Win8 upgrade for $14.99. Would it have to be installed on the laptop, or could I run it on the desktop (which I'd rather do)? Thanks.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 7


    I guess it could be installed on either. From the Upgrade FAQ.

    Do I have to install the Windows 8 upgrade on the eligible PC, or can I install it on another PC?


    The upgrade offer is tied to a Windows 7 PC purchased from June 2nd, 2012 through January 31, 2013, but you can choose to redeem the offer and install the upgrade on any compatible Windows-based PC with a qualifying base operating system.
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