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Upgraded from Win 7 ultimate to Win 8 pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Upgraded from Win 7 ultimate to Win 8 pro


    and now I would like to upgrade/build a new computer and use this license. Is this legal? How do I deactivate/surrender this license paving the way to install the purchased license on the new computer?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    If you have purchased a retail license then you can transfer the activation. But after you install it you will need a phone activation
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  3. #3


    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    If you have purchased a retail license then you can transfer the activation. But after you install it you will need a phone activation
    I got the $40 upgrade to Win 8 Pro offer which expired on Jan 31, 2013. Not sure if its a retail license or a different kind.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello wildgoat,

    Yes, it's perfectly legal to transfer your upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to your new computer. You could use the tutorial below to do a clean install with the Windows 8 upgrade on the new computer to do so.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you Shawn!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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