Upgrade from Windows XP (OEM)

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  1. iks

    iks MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I have several Windows XP keys from my old laptops where XPs came preinstalled. Will those keys make me eligible to buy Windows 8 upgrade for $40?

    Thank you,
    -iks
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    I don't see why they wouldn't. Any legal XP, Vista or 7 machine/key should have no trouble obtaining the $40 upgrade to Windows 8.
     
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  3. iks

    iks MDL Novice

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    Thank you, I guess this is true...

    I have another question:
    Do you think that I will be able to install the purchased $40 version of Windows 8 to another machine and not only the laptop where I took that XP key from? Laptops are dead/broken and old... I might be only able to find the original (branded) XP CDs...

    Regards,
    -iks
     
  4. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Legally, you are definitely required to only install them to the machines the keys belong to. Realistically, I highly suspect that you'll be able to use them on any machines (one per key) you want. I doubt if Microsoft will really care or enforce about this situation anyway.
     
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  5. iks

    iks MDL Novice

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    I see... I will give it a try when the purchase becomes available... I still can't find anything about $40 upgrade on windows.com...

    Thank you,
    -iks
     
  6. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    You need to use Partition Wizard or Hiren's Boot CD to format the HDD, then install your XP.
     
  7. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    Wouldn't work. The $15 upgrade is for Windows 7 only.
    You'll need to have XP installed on the computer that you're upgrading. The $40 offer is for digital upgrades only; it'll check to make sure that you have a valid, activated OS before it lets you upgrade.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    One person could apply for a max of 5 Windows 8 Upgrades for $ 40.00, so if you've 20 machines you could legally buy just 5 Upgardes.

    The 15.00 Upgrade is for Windows 7 Pre-installed and newly bought machines only, look for the time frame at MS!

    The boxed Upgrades, which will be in the shelf's from October 26. onward, will be sold at S 69.99 (or equivalent on other countries + Tax etc.) and could be used on any machines with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 installed.

    Windows Vista Starter or Windows 7 Starter isn't possible to upgrade!

    Guy's you could find ALL infos upgrade to Windows 8 related an Microsoft's Website, don't be to lazy to do the sxearch on your own instead of asking other for to do YOUR work!
     
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  9. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Have you ever tried it out yourself before giving out such a definitive and authorative remark? :rofl6:

    btw, a bit of advice, to try in IE10/win8 is no-go; try it in IE9/win7, and join the hundreds of thousand (or maybe million) people who got their "Approved Status" email from MS. :p

    So what you mean is Mr. LeBlanc had gave out false infos in his Windowsteamblog? :laie:
     
  10. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    Yes, I have. I've also mastered basic reading comprehension where step one of the process on that page is "Buy a qualified Windows 7 PC today" and where the terms of the offer state:
    As for your other statement, I'm assuming that you have some information where it's been stated that you'll be able to do a digital upgrade without having an operating system installed on the computer that's being upgraded?
     
  11. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    What are you even talking about? He asked if he could upgrade an XP computer for $15. I said no, it's Windows 7 only. You then proceeded to jump all over me, tell me to try it using IE9 and Windows 7 (which isn't XP, which is what he was asking about), and now are jumping on me again because of Lord knows what. I told you that I'd tried it and it worked. I told him that it wouldn't work for his XP installation because it's Windows 7 only.

    I'm not sure why you're being an ass about it and jumping my case, but feel free to continue. I honestly don't care.
     
  12. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    OIC, you did have a win7 machine legit for the upgrade, and you thought the only chance to get this $15 upgrade is people have to really bought a win7 machine after June 2........OK, now I understand your point. :D
     
  13. hybridseries

    hybridseries MDL Novice

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    I never said anything about the date... I tried it with a 2-year-old laptop and a custom desktop because I was curious about how it worked and wanted to see the difference in how it handled different licenses (OEM vs. non-OEM.) Like I said, I was trying to answer the OP's question about XP (which also has nothing to do with the date.) I honestly have no idea where you're coming from with that, since I never mentioned the purchase date at all.

    But anyway, I'm done with this.
     
  14. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    OK, case closed. :D
     
  15. user7

    user7 MDL Novice

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    [h=2]Upgrade from Windows XP (OEM) !![/h]