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


21 Jan 2013   #1

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

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
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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 Windows 7, or you can delete Win8 in Disk Mgmt. To remove Windows 7 mark 8 partition Active to run Win8 Windows 8 Automatic Repair until 8 partition holds the System Active flags when you can delete Windows 7 in Disk Mgmt and resize 8 into its space: Partition Wizard Resize Partition - Video Help.
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21 Jan 2013   #4

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
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, to my knowledge it's the same as Windows 7: you only lose the use of the Windows 7 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

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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

 

Don't be a stranger, especially once you try Win8
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21 Jan 2013   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murieljones5 View Post
I see you don't have the latest definitions.
Which are those?
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