Windows 8 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by acer54, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. acer54

    acer54 MDL Novice

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    So which OEM key will work with the Windows 8 $39.99 that Microsoft is offering?
    I bought a PC that came with a Vista OEM disk and label - doe's this qualify?
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    In the future, you probably should've just asked this in the thread about the $40 upgrade instead of starting a new thread. AFAIK, any legal XP, Vista or 7 installation qualifies. If you have an OEM key for Vista, as far as the information presented so far, it would qualify.
     
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  3. acer54

    acer54 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply, one more question - My Vista OEM is 32 bit, I want to switch to 64 bit Win 8 Pro. Is this possible using the $39.99 offer?
     
  4. smartboyhw

    smartboyhw MDL Language Packs Specialist

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    The key/license is not limited to 32-bit to 64-bit. But if you have a 32-bit INSTALLATION, you can't upgrade to 64-bit.
     
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  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    As far as known, you can, but you cannot upgrade from Vista 32 bit to W8 64 bit. You need a clean install
     
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  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    To clarify, although this is my opinion, I think you can pay $40 when you have 32-bit Vista and want 64-bit W8. In this sense, you can upgrade. In the technical sense, as stated, you'll have to clean install with this "upgrade" that you would download in this fashion.
     
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  7. acer54

    acer54 MDL Novice

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    Thanks guy's I think that has cleared up any confusion on my part!:)
     
  8. Guenni007

    Guenni007 MDL Novice

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    is it possible and save to upgrade from a slic 2.1 bios patched Version to Windows 8.
    I think this could be a save and cheap Alternative to any other method.