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Windows 7: Upgrqading to Windows 8 from Windows 7.

20 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 6 bit
 
 
Upgrqading to Windows 8 from Windows 7.

I have a desktop computer that has unfortunately become corrupted. Further, I can't find the recovery disk I once made. This PC runs Windows 7 Home edition 64-bit. I figured the best choice would be to run a Windows 8 upgrade while the price is right.

The question I have is this: when I attempt the upgrade, does the previous Windows version, the one I am upgrading from, need to be running, or can I boot from the install disc, entering the product code when prompted? Thanks.

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20 Jan 2013   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

To benefit from the reduced-price offer, I think you have to log in using a qualifying OS - the upgrade itself also requires a qualifying OS to be installed and running (although there are ways around that).
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20 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 6 bit
 
 

I can buy an upgrade disc for more money. This I am willing to do if I can be reasonably sure that I can boot from the install disc.
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20 Jan 2013   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

You'd best check In our sister-forum www.eightforums.com
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20 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 6 bit
 
 

Thanks. Will do.
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 Upgrqading to Windows 8 from Windows 7.





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