Will Microsoft allow upgrade to Win8 from cracked Win7?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by xc, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    I was trying the tool 'Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade test' on my Win7 that is activated with Windows loader, and I came to the option where I could pay ~40$ to upgrade to Win 8 pro.

    Would this work? No problem for me to pay only ~40$ for win 8 pro.
     
  2. elvis4th

    elvis4th MDL Novice

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    #2 elvis4th, Oct 30, 2012
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    I think you need to a genuine key install when you actually doing the upgrade. so the answer i believe is NO. But there is a post here somewhere where I think you can just install Win 8 RTM PRO then activated with a server, and finally make it permanently activated with your MS upgrade key with a few clicks and commands. Sorry I'm in the learning process of this too... i'm buying the $14.99 deal, no need to send proof of purchase...

    Edit:
    Search this here: Changing KMS (or other) activation to $14.99 upgrade key WITHOUT re-installing W8 RTM
     
  3. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks for the info. Where do I buy it for $14.99? And it will work with no problems? I got 4 computers that I want win8 on.
     
  4. kmetek

    kmetek MDL Novice

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    windowsupgradeoffer . com
     
  5. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    Looks like I need a valid key from Win7 to use that $14.99 upgrade offer.
     
  6. Poasis

    Poasis MDL Novice

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    I had windows 7 activated by daz loader and i upgraded it using upgrade offer for 40$. So use upgrade assistant and you will be fine. You can even make a clean instal using dvd or flash as I did.
     
  7. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    Ok, anyone else had the same luck?
     
  8. tonyt3rry

    tonyt3rry MDL Novice

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    i updated fine, I think I was the first to do it when the upgrade came out
     
  9. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    Basically if you have working SLIC v2-1 BIOS hardmod for W7, there will be no problem.
    Same for those intelligent ones soft-mods as is the loader from DAZ.
    Also KMS activated machines as the ones using "Microsoft Toolkit" from CODYQX4 solutions will work fine.
     
  10. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    And you had Win7 with "intelligent ones soft-mods as is the loader"? And paid $39.99?

    Ok, sounds like you know what you are talking abot:)
     
  11. xc

    xc MDL Novice

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    Quick question, if I buy more than one time, do I need to download the iso for each purchase or can I just use the first downloaded iso for all the keys? Thinking of using Win8 on 3 or 4 different computers.
     
  12. buksnatata

    buksnatata MDL Member

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    Official info from Microsoft is that you can update with or without product key so you can upgrade it without any issues.
     
  13. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    you'll be able to use the same ISO for each install, just use a different key on each computer
     
  14. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    i installed fresh copy of windows (any) without activation and was able to buy / install windows 8 pro (legit)
     
  15. edvin

    edvin MDL Novice

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    Hello
    I have non-legal win 7 ultimate 64-bit and I'd like to know if i can upgrade it to legal win 8 through this assistant?
    I DLed it and got to the point where i chose option (win 8 pro) and now it's asking for data for payment things. Will it work? (I'm considering paypal).
     
  16. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Nice try Microsoft :D
     
  17. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Go for it. Tell us what happens :cool:
     
  18. edvin

    edvin MDL Novice

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    Why nice try? Im asking seriously, it goes straight to paypal, I have it cracked by chew-wga as far as i recall, so no key information in system, in pc details it states that this data is unavailable.
    Data shown here is quite old, so, who knows? It might not work anymore or something.
     
  19. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    It should work
     
  20. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    If you do not have an existing legal WXP SP3, Vista or Windows 7, your legit Windows 8 key will activate your Windows 8, but technically your copy of Windows 8 is illegal as you do not meet with the licensing agreement.

    Microsoft makes it very clear that they do not sell you a Windows Operating System, but only license the product to you.

    If the purpose is for business use, you may have to take this into consideration.

    Some countries, like Singapore are very strict on copyright materials.