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Solved Win 8 upgrade question


gotit

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Hi, I'm hoping someone will be kind enough to help me out with my question.

A few months ago I bought the 'Windows 8 upgrade' disk to put on my daughters PC. She had a previous Win7 OEM installed so I upgraded to win8 on her PC and activated. However it soon became obvious that she preferred windows 7 so I did a clean install with the previous win 7 oem disk.

I was wondering if I could now use the same windows 8 upgrade disk to upgrade my own win7 oem installation to win8? I did activate the windows 8 upgrade on my daughters pc but its no longer installed or being used.

Thanks.
 

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theog

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-discussion/10837-windows-8-eula.html

microsoft said:
Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
 

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gotit

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-discussion/10837-windows-8-eula.html

microsoft said:
Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
Thanks theog, really appreciated. So I should be able to upgrade my win 7 oem with the win 8 upgrade disk irrespective of it having been used, activated then uninstalled on another PC? Sorry for the extra question, just want to be sure its ok before proceeding. Cheers
 

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It should be doable, you may have to activate by phone. Its been my experience that once you tell them its only going to activated on the one PC, they'll give you the activation code.
 

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gotit

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It should be doable, you may have to activate by phone. Its been my experience that once you tell them its only going to activated on the one PC, they'll give you the activation code.
Thanks for this alpha, I followed your advice, activated by phone and I'm now running windows 8.1 pro through upgrade. Really appreciate the help:thumb:
 

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I'm glad that worked for you. :thumb:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2