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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 8 Standard

12 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 SP1
Upgrading to Windows 8 Standard

Hi folks,

Sorry for the noobness, but I'm contemplating upgrading to Windows 8 Standard but don't want an OEM version but a version that is not tied to the motherboard. I've checked Amazon but they all seem OEM. Where can I purchase a retail version? Is this version now known as the Upgrade version, and can the Upgrade version be clean installed over Windows 7?


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12 Sep 2013   #2

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

You might try the sister site Windows Eight Forum:

Windows 8 Forums

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12 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

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