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Windows 7: Everything to know about Windows 8.1 upgrade options

04 Oct 2013   #1
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Everything to know about Windows 8.1 upgrade options

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Here we go again…

With each new release of Windows, Microsoft changes the mix of products it offers to consumers and also changes the terms of use. Windows 8.1 is no exception.

This post lists the key changes you need to know about in Windows 8.1 pricing and licensing, with a few buying tips thrown in for good measure.

(Two Pages)
Read more at: Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options | ZDNet


See also: Compare Windows 8.1 Editions

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04 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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This page covers details for the most common upgrade scenarios. Updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 On a retail or OEM-activated computer running any edition of Windows 8, you’ll be able to install this update via the Windows Store. It permanently replaces the underlying operating system with Windows 8.1 and replaces the previous software license with the new terms for Windows 8.1. This is a like-for-like update: If you’re running Windows 8 Pro, you’ll be updated to Windows 8.1 Pro. If the Media Center Pack is installed, that functionality will be maintained for Windows 8.1.
Is it that uncommon to not have an account with Windows Store and never wanting one? Was ZDNet not allowed to represent the uncommon man who wants to update?
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04 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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Is it that uncommon to not have an account with Windows Store and never wanting one? Was ZDNet not allowed to represent the uncommon man who wants to update?
MS has said that you will be able to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 through the Store without a Microsoft Account. You can do it from your Local Account on your PC. This was a change from the preview.

Jim
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04 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you, Jim. I'll wait for the pudding and the proof in it. :-)
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