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Install 8.1 Preview


Stealth

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I would really like to install Windows 8.1 on my Laptop to learn more about it for work, will be a Dual Boot with Windows 7. I don't have the funds to buy it right now so was wondering if I can just install the Preview of it for 90 days or whatever. I see it at the Windows Site here but not sure this is still even valid? Or, what is a reasonable price to pay for it. Don't really want to go this route since it is a dying OS, but may have to.

I also don't know if I can install this to my computer with components that are made for Windows 7. It's a TOSHIBA Satellite L505D-5007 Laptop. Wait, I see now that it may have came with 8.1 also. Here is the exact Model link: http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=2520796
I used to have an account at Toshiba Support Forums, but just went there and can't log in. Thought I would check with those guys to see if it could be done, but no luck. Will have to create a new User I guess. I see some technical info to check out but want to be sure, because this is on my Windows 7 machine.

Thanks, Stealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
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OldMX

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Windows 8.1 is dirt cheap these days, google the Reddit Software Marketplace or Kinguin, you may get your pro license for 20 bucks tops..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHZ
    Motherboard
    Lenovo Mahobay
    Memory
    16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG L192WS
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Pro
    Seagate ST31000524AS
    PSU
    Corsair HX620
    Case
    Thermaltake V4
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper212+
    Keyboard
    Dell SK-8115
    Mouse
    Razer Copperhead
    Internet Speed
    100Mbit up/dn
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MSE (Built-In Windows 8)

Stealth

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Hey, that works! lol. I thought for sure it was more, should have looked Doh. Not up on all this stuff so thanks for dialing me in!, Stealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.

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