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Windows 7: win 8 pro upgrade (24.99 one) from win 7 ultimate 64 bit


29 Nov 2012   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
win 8 pro upgrade (24.99 one) from win 7 ultimate 64 bit

can u upgrade to win 8 pro as a clean install but with out having windows 7 ultimate installed IE new formatted hd or partition start win 8 install then that install ask for win 7 disk for verification???

has anyone tried this ?

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29 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Web,

Yes, you could do a clean install with a Windows 8 upgrade.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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29 Nov 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can do a clean install, but you need to delete the Windows 7 install.


Windows 8 EULA

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.

Yes, you can do a clean install:
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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29 Nov 2012   #4
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

is it just me been a bit old school or have i missed something ?? a upgrade use to mean to me, that u had the last operating system to be able to upgrade to the new one at a premium rate? ....... isn't this what id be doing with this upgrade ??? or is it a stand alone new OS
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29 Nov 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Web,

When you purchase a Windows 8 upgrade using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, then you must run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant in the previous OS (ex: Windows 7) for it to be able to check and make sure you have a qualifying OS to be eligible to purchase and download the Windows 8 upgrade.

After you have it downloaded, you can install it how you like so long as you no longer have the qualifying OS activated anymore.
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30 Nov 2012   #6
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Web,

When you purchase a Windows 8 upgrade using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, then you must run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant in the previous OS (ex: Windows 7) for it to be able to check and make sure you have a qualifying OS to be eligible to purchase and download the Windows 8 upgrade.

After you have it downloaded, you can install it how you like so long as you no longer have the qualifying OS activated anymore.
OK so in lay man terms, i must have qualified for win 8 pro (already bought and downloaded 24.99) because i had win 7 ultimate?

off subject if i just had win 7 basic would i of only qualified for win 8 basic and had to buy the pro update pack approx 49.00 ish ??

and why would Microsoft not want me to have win 7 installed any more ??? makes no sense i can see
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30 Nov 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

To qualify for the cheaper Windows 8 upgrade copy instead of a more expensive full or system builder copy, you would need to already own either XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7.

When you install the Windows 8 upgrade you are agreeing to the EULA to no longer have the specific product key of the qualifying OS (XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7) activated for the lower price. If you uninstall the Windows 8 upgrade, then you can use the qualifying OS product key again.

If you can still have say Windows 7 installed and the Windows 8 upgrade installed at the same time if you have another product key to activate with other than the one you used to qualify for the Windows 8 upgrade. You could also purchase a more expensive system builder copy of Windows 8 to be able to keep both Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed and activated at the same time.

It's like this because you can't have your cake and eat it for the price break on a Windows 8 upgrade VS more expensive full copy.

Hope this helps to clear it up more.
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30 Nov 2012   #8
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
To qualify for the cheaper Windows 8 upgrade copy instead of a more expensive full or system builder copy, you would need to already own either XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7.

When you install the Windows 8 upgrade you are agreeing to the EULA to no longer have the specific product key of the qualifying OS (XP SP3, Vista, or Windows 7) activated for the lower price. If you uninstall the Windows 8 upgrade, then you can use the qualifying OS product key again.

If you can still have say Windows 7 installed and the Windows 8 upgrade installed at the same time if you have another product key to activate with other than the one you used to qualify for the Windows 8 upgrade. You could also purchase a more expensive system builder copy of Windows 8 to be able to keep both Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed and activated at the same time.

It's like this because you can't have your cake and eat it for the price break on a Windows 8 upgrade VS more expensive full copy.

Hope this helps to clear it up more.
but that's not how i felt the upgrade was promoted i feel cheated now so iv paid 24.99 just to see how rubbish win 8 is before i go bk to win 7
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02 Dec 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not sure how you feel cheated? Please elaborate.

It's a lot cheaper in price than Windows 7 was when it first came out.

If you just wanted an evaluation copy to see how you like Windows 8 first, then you could have downloaded Windows 8 Enterprise to try for free for 90-days.
Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
A Windows 8 upgrade copy is the same as all Windows upgrade copies have always been. You get a cheaper priced upgrade VS full priced copy by agreeing to the EULA to no longer have the previous installation activated and replace it with the upgrade. Thus you upgraded your installation from say Windows 7 to Windows 8.

If you don't wish to continue using the Windows 8 upgrade, then you could simple uninstall it, then be eligible to reinstall and activate your Windows 7 again.
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28 Dec 2012   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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