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Goodbye, Windows 7 – Hello, Windows 8

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    Goodbye, Windows 7 – Hello, Windows 8


    I installed the final version of Windows 8 on my primary production machine last night. This was a leap for me after having been so terribly disappointed with the Consumer Preview. Today, I stand before the world a man of a changed mind. Windows 8 is, thus far, my favorite version of the operating system.
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    Today, the Future Starts...
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    I want to upgrade to windows 8. My one friend bought a new pc some days ago. He is not interested in windows 8 upgrade. Can i use his system details to upgrade to windows 8 in 14.99$ on my pc which was bought two years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmanghani599 View Post
    I want to upgrade to windows 8. My one friend bought a new pc some days ago. He is not interested in windows 8 upgrade. Can i use his system details to upgrade to windows 8 in 14.99$ on my pc which was bought two years ago.
    You can try, but I seriously doubt it. And I do believe that would be illegal.
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    No, your machine is not eligible for that offer. You will need the 39 upgrade to be legit. That's really not a lot to ask these days.
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    He will not use the upgrade but i will. Will it run on my PC?
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    No, I don't think it would work. I believe you have to provide his key and such which would then most likely deactivate his copy of Windows when you activated.

    Do yourself and type friend a.favor and just pay the 39 upgrade price and be done with it.
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    Windows 7


    I got the answer from superuser.com
    Yes you can! (Providing you have Windows 7, excluding Windows 7 Starter Edition).

    According to the faq for the Windows Upgrade Offer:
    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 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 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.

    Are all PCs purchased with Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 eligible for the Upgrade Offer?
    Eligible PCs are new PCs purchased during the promotion period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity, product key for and preinstalled with:
    Windows 7 Home Basic;
    Windows 7 Home Premium;
    Windows 7 Professional; or
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Note: Windows 7 Starter Edition is not eligible for this offer.
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    Sounds like " qualifying base operating system" are the key words and that your computer needs to have been bought within that date range, too. If you'd bought it the same time as your friend it would work. But you didn't, so....
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    Houston, Texas
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    Has anyone heard anything about when they send out the e-mails for the upgrade offer? I registered a couple months ago after I bought my new pc. I thought they were supposed to send the 14.99 offer on the day of release to download
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