Windows 8 upgrade question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Tim182, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Tim182

    Tim182 MDL Novice

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    Would it be possible to use an old XP or Vista license which came with some old laptops of mine (pre-installed) to purchase the Windows 8 upgrade for $40 and install and use it on my main machine (and not on the laptop which I don't use anymore).
     
  2. mez4junk

    mez4junk MDL Novice

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    I would like to know this too. I have and old HP laptop with Vista and i would like to get the upgrade and use it on my desktop that currently runs linux.
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    According to public infos Microsoft gave, a License from XP onward will apply for to upgrade to Windows 8.
     
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  4. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    AFAIK the 40 buck deal only applies to retail key or COEM key; a preinstalled machine with COA key does not not apply - of course verything is pending MS official announcement.

    If you do get the "upgrade key", just apply it to a MSDN Pro., after activation you can install the WMC too.
     
  5. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Is it confirmed that the "upgrade" pro is the same as a regular msdn pro?
     
  6. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Sorry couldn't confirm it atm, I believe install.win is the same, but the installer of the upgrade ISO will first look for a windows installation on the target drive. :D
     
  7. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    If that is true, we might have to wait for the clean install workarounds on the lines of 7.
     
  8. takui

    takui MDL Novice

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    Hey guys I've another question related to the upgrades...How M$ can discover when I've buyed my pc to let me download & install the win8 upgrade at the discounted price? I mean, we can buy today the last laptop exposed on the mall, that's just out of the box from months...so? :confused:
     
  9. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    When I used the upgrade option on my new Vista computer back in 2010, I had to attach proof of my buy with my order number, store and buy date.
     
  10. takui

    takui MDL Novice

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    where? In the buy form?
     
  11. jazzar

    jazzar MDL Novice

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    I hear alot about wmc nowadays, you do realize that its useless if you know how to setup your own media center....