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Windows 7: I just ordered Win 8 upgrade from Microsoft - question about Win 7

21 Jan 2013   #1
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
I just ordered Win 8 upgrade from Microsoft - question about Win 7

So, I haven't done anything else really - just placed an order and paid it. I received Windows 8 Key through email.

Can I keep on using Windows 7 or do I need to install Windows 8 ASAP? I'm kinda lazy finding upgrades for my drivers and applications for this month...

Also I heard it is impossible to do clean install. Really? I really don't like to upgrade instead of full reformat - there's many good reasons to reformat instead of upgrade.


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21 Jan 2013   #2
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddadda82 View Post
So, I haven't done anything else really - just placed an order and paid it. I received Windows 8 Key through email.

Can I keep on using Windows 7 or do I need to install Windows 8 ASAP? I'm kinda lazy finding upgrades for my drivers and applications for this month...

Also I heard it is impossible to do clean install. Really? I really don't like to upgrade instead of full reformat - there's many good reasons to reformat instead of upgrade.
I don't think there's a big rush on installing Windows 8.

It is quite possible to do a clean install of Windows 8, just so long as you have your product key.
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21 Jan 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

You can Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

If you want to test it out to see if you really want a touchscreen OS on a desktop/laptop then follow the steps to Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 - Windows 8 Forums

You have 30 days to activate Win8 when you'll have to stop using Win7, or you can delete Win8 in Disk Mgmt. To remove Win7 mark 8 partition Active to run Win8 Windows 8 Automatic Repair until 8 partition holds the System Active flags when you can delete Win7 in Disk Mgmt and resize 8 into its space: Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.
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21 Jan 2013   #4
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Just to be clear, greg, if for some reasons I refuse to activate my Windows 8 and would like to continue Windows 7 after 30 days, is it allowed?

And that clean install article is useful. Thanks!
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21 Jan 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

Yes, to my knowledge it's the same as Win7: you only lose the use of the Win7 Product Key for the period it's being used to qualify for Win8 Upgrade version, not permanently if you abandon Win8.

You might also query them at our sister forums Windows 8 Forums where they are more directly familiar with it.
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21 Jan 2013   #6
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll go over there and...register new account first. >_>
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21 Jan 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

Don't be a stranger, especially once you try Win8
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21 Jan 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murieljones5 View Post
I see you don't have the latest definitions.
Which are those?
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