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Basic activation question

  1. #11


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    After payment within how much time will I get the key and the downloader?

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  2. #12


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Should be almost instantaneous
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  3. #13


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Thanks everyone..

    I will pose enquiries during the installation process during next week...
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  4. #14


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Just an update,I changed my mind .I ordered it got my key and I am downloading it..

    One more question I got that dload from here link in my inbox.

    So will I be able to dload it say after three months?
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  5. #15


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    It does a check of the system even before offering the install.
    So I can remove windows 7 and install it....

    After I make payment, in how along with the key will MS provided me a downloader for the OS?(reason is my net fluctuates what should I do if it stops in the middle?)
    You don't need to remove windows 7, you can choose to format the drive to do a clean install, if the download interrupted, it will resume when your connection is back.
    Formatting the windows 7 partition rite?
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  6. #16


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Yes, it will format the Windows 7 partition.
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  7. #17


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    It does a check of the system even before offering the install.
    So I can remove windows 7 and install it....

    After I make payment, in how along with the key will MS provided me a downloader for the OS?(reason is my net fluctuates what should I do if it stops in the middle?)

    Do not remove Windows 7 before stating the upgrade or it will fail. It needs to see the previous OS on your system during the upgrade process but during the upgrade process it will let you wipe Windows 7 and do a clean install.

    Jim
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  8. #18


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    It does a check of the system even before offering the install.
    So I can remove windows 7 and install it....

    After I make payment, in how along with the key will MS provided me a downloader for the OS?(reason is my net fluctuates what should I do if it stops in the middle?)

    Do not remove Windows 7 before stating the upgrade or it will fail. It needs to see the previous OS on your system during the upgrade process but during the upgrade process it will let you wipe Windows 7 and do a clean install.

    Jim
    Jim I was talking about formatting during the upgrade process..
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  9. #19


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Installation completed without a problem..Just activated and using it..Any post installation procedure to be followed??
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  10. #20


    You may want to avail the Media Center pack that is currently being offered for free for Windows Pro users. It's
    here. Give your email and you should get a link to it.
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