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License Transfer to New Computer

  1. #11


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Hi guys, i'm a newbie here but I hope I can help solve this issue. When you install the new o/s onto the new build you MUST format the old hard drive to wipe the data off the old system. Once you have installed the o/s onto the new hard drive let it go to the activation wizard and then ring the toll free number and put in the installation ID number into the 9 boxes. it will then say if ur successful or not, if you are successful it will then give you 8 boxes to input 6 numbers, after inputting these numbers it will then say click NEXT, this will then activate windows. (I know this as I have done this with my new laptop as I wanted an SSD installed).

    Hope this helps
    I think there is a limit to how long the upgrade to Windows 8.1 will be available in the Windows Store. Is this correct?

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  2. #12


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


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Hi guys, i'm a newbie here but I hope I can help solve this issue. When you install the new o/s onto the new build you MUST format the old hard drive to wipe the data off the old system. Once you have installed the o/s onto the new hard drive let it go to the activation wizard and then ring the toll free number and put in the installation ID number into the 9 boxes. it will then say if ur successful or not, if you are successful it will then give you 8 boxes to input 6 numbers, after inputting these numbers it will then say click NEXT, this will then activate windows. (I know this as I have done this with my new laptop as I wanted an SSD installed).

    Hope this helps
    I think there is a limit to how long the upgrade to Windows 8.1 will be available in the Windows Store. Is this correct?
    My guess is at least 2 years as MS will support Windows 8 for 2 years and then you have to upgrade to 8.1 to get mainstream support.

    Jim
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  3. #13


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Hi guys, i'm a newbie here but I hope I can help solve this issue. When you install the new o/s onto the new build you MUST format the old hard drive to wipe the data off the old system. Once you have installed the o/s onto the new hard drive let it go to the activation wizard and then ring the toll free number and put in the installation ID number into the 9 boxes. it will then say if ur successful or not, if you are successful it will then give you 8 boxes to input 6 numbers, after inputting these numbers it will then say click NEXT, this will then activate windows. (I know this as I have done this with my new laptop as I wanted an SSD installed).

    Hope this helps
    I think there is a limit to how long the upgrade to Windows 8.1 will be available in the Windows Store. Is this correct?
    Reading the MS website there isn't a time constraint to upgrade from 8 to 8.1. at present this is the info given.
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  4. #14


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Hi guys, i'm a newbie here but I hope I can help solve this issue. When you install the new o/s onto the new build you MUST format the old hard drive to wipe the data off the old system. Once you have installed the o/s onto the new hard drive let it go to the activation wizard and then ring the toll free number and put in the installation ID number into the 9 boxes. it will then say if ur successful or not, if you are successful it will then give you 8 boxes to input 6 numbers, after inputting these numbers it will then say click NEXT, this will then activate windows. (I know this as I have done this with my new laptop as I wanted an SSD installed).

    Hope this helps
    I think there is a limit to how long the upgrade to Windows 8.1 will be available in the Windows Store. Is this correct?
    Reading the MS website there isn't a time constraint to upgrade from 8 to 8.1. at present this is the info given.
    It has been publicized extensively that if you do not upgrade W8 to 8.1 within two years of the release of 8.1, then it will no longer be offered as a free upgrade in the Windows Store. I just read that on PC World. It was also on various online tech websites. Something to keep in mind.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by imps666 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    I think there is a limit to how long the upgrade to Windows 8.1 will be available in the Windows Store. Is this correct?
    Reading the MS website there isn't a time constraint to upgrade from 8 to 8.1. at present this is the info given.
    It has been publicized extensively that if you do not upgrade W8 to 8.1 within two years of the release of 8.1, then it will no longer be offered as a free upgrade in the Windows Store. I just read that on PC World. It was also on various online tech websites. Something to keep in mind.
    This being said, how often have MS actually kept to their dates with running O/S's lol
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  6. #16


    Sorry, I got confused by the fourth post by Phone Man. I obtained three copies of W8pro, two from the windows store and one from a retailer, these are all upgrades from an earlier OS (in my case all XP). The shop version has both discs, the Windows store versions were downloaded but I also sent away for a pair of discs so that I have original discs. These are not upgrades from 8 to 8 pro, do they count as OEM? Will I also be able to transfer to a newer pc build in the future, say if a motherboard failed?
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