Windows 7 > 8 upgrade question

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

  1. p123

    p123 MDL Novice

    Oct 27, 2012
    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,
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

    Jul 29, 2009
    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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