Upgrading to Windows 8 by using the Upgrade Assistant.

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  1. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    Hi, this is my first post in this forum...
    I want to get a legal copy of Windows 8 by using the Upgrade Assistant.
    my question is: Can I get a legal copy of windows 8 if I don't have a legal copy of windows 7 ? and what about a clean installation of windows 8 by using this method ?
     
  2. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    You can use this assistant from unactivated 7 or from 8 with Windows 7 compatibility applied.You can have Windows 7 in notification mode(unactivated) and upgrade assistant will do his job.After You finalize download the assistant will ask you if you want to install Windows now or create boot media.The second choise has for me: I done a DVD and booted from it.All goes good and now I have clean W8 installation and DVD 100% untouched for future instalations.Yes,your purchased Windows and DVD will be 100% legal.
     
  3. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    thanks for your response. but how I can make my windows 7 in notification mode (unactivated) ?
     
  4. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Installing it and not activating..

    But it isn't really needed when you can install a retail version of the Windows 8 and use your upgrade key without problems.
     
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  5. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    Sorry, I am lost now. As I know, to get a legal copy of windows 8, I should download it from Microsoft through the Upgrade Assistant, right ?
    When I enter my credit card info, I should get a key and a download link right ? So what is a retail version anyway ?
     
  6. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Retail is the version that you'll download, burn and install.
     
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  7. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    You must to have that card unlocked for the Internet transactions,tat I did there,until then I could not download..:eek:
     
  8. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Or use the credit card into a PayPal account, but there's the same result...
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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    It's an upgrade license. If you don't have a legal license for the previous OS then the Windows 8 license will be 0% legal.
     
  10. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Not on the Microsoft servers.. But you only can prove that the license is genuine showing data about the previous license (if you're using the OS in a company).
     
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  11. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    If it is legal, nobody will buy the oem or full retail versions. And Microsoft will not be trying to restrict what most of us are attempting to do here; and that is to learn how activations work :biggrin:
     
  12. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    Ok I purchased the Upgrade, it cost me 41.99 $ And I have a product key now.
    The problem is I get a downloader that will begin the dwonload in my office. I want to resume the download at home. I am on a desktop computer. So how I can do these ? is there a place that this downloader put the files in, so I can copy them and pasting them in my home computer ?
     
  13. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    You should call Microsoft,I think..
     
  14. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    Look in your confirmation mail, there is a link to re-download te upgrade assistent. You will need to input your Win8 key before dl can start.
     
  15. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    Yes there is a link to re-download, but this simply download the upgrade assistant again (with different file name (Windows8-Setup.exe) where the upgrade assistant name was Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe). this new file will ask me of the product key, and then it download again...
    I found that he put this files in: %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup directory.
    I am downloading now, but after a while, I will disconnect and go to home, I will copy this directory in my flash memory and restore it in my home computer. I hope that I can resume the download from my home...
     
  16. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    Your solution might work...

    If not, there is always plan A :D
     
  17. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    hehehhe :biggrin: when I return to home, I will post about my experience...
     
  18. AAKLebanon

    AAKLebanon MDL Novice

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    So, The resume is not supported at home :( I started the download from 0%