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When I buy windows 8, can i still upgrade?

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    Windows 7

    When I buy windows 8, can i still upgrade?


    Hello, when I buy only windows 8 right now, will I be able to upgrade to windows 8.1 for free or it was only for users which had windows 8 before 8.1 went out.

    I plan on buying windows 8 from this site:

    https://www.g2a.com/microsoft-windows-8-professional-32-64-bit-cd-key-global.html

    It is only cd key. So please will I be able to upgrade for free to 8.1 when I buy only windows 8 right now?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 64 bit.


    That link looks a bit suspicious. Never buy licenses that do not come from Microsoft Certified Website, they'll often prove to be fake / not working.

    To answer your question: yes, the windows 8.1 update comes to every windows 8 user, and is for free. The better thing to do would be to buy a valid Windows 8.1 installation disc.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Dendev View Post
    That link looks a bit suspicious. Never buy licenses that do not come from Microsoft Certified Website, they'll often prove to be fake / not working.

    To answer your question: yes, the windows 8.1 update comes to every windows 8 user, and is for free. The better thing to do would be to buy a valid Windows 8.1 installation disc.

    The site I posted is very trusted. It is from the most famous guys from youtube. They donated money from charity by gaming and they made this site.

    I already bought Diablo III from and I got it. Just wanted to ask because they are also selling Windows 8.1 for 5dollars more so that was kinda akward why not to buy only w8 for 5dollars less right>?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 64 bit.


    IMO, it would still be better to install 8.1 directly to avoid troubles with upgrading. Mine took over 5 months to update (the update goes through the windows store and is quite uncontrollable - errors are almost impossible to troubleshoot).
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