Windows 7 > 8 upgrade question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by p123, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. p123

    p123 MDL Novice

    Oct 27, 2012
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    Dear Forum community,

    I have a Windows 7 Ultimate (BIE) installation - could I possibly make / purchase the Windows 8 upgrade for it? It's not a "legit" version however it shows Genuine.

    My next question: From my understanding the above mentioned can only work if a Windows 7 is pre-installed. Can I make a blank installation (format) using an MSDN iso of Windows 8 and activate it with the previously purchased key? Will that work?

    Some advise would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    p
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That wouldn't be any problem. Windows 8 just checks there is an older Windows version, either XP, Vista or Win 7, running on the computer and you could just go to even do a clean install. It doesn't matter the old version is activated or not.

    See the above! It will works and you could just use your new Key for legit activation.
     
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