Windows 8 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vali20, May 27, 2013.

  1. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Hello, I just bought a full OEM Product Key for Windows 8 Pro. My question is, if I upgrade my current Windows 7 Ultimate installation (OEM licensed as well) to Windows 8 Pro, then can I activate the upgraded installation of Windows 8 Pro using the full OEM license (even though it is an upgraded install, not a fresh one)? Please answer my question, and do not ask me why did I bought a full key for an upgrade. (I did it because it was cheaper than the upgrade at my source) Thanks!
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    What do you mean by 'I just bought a full OEM Product Key for Windows 8 Pro'??

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  3. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    I purchased a Windows 8 Pro license key OEM (I think it is also called System Builder).
     
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  5. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Still did not understand... will my Windows 8 Pro activate with a FPP or OEM or whatever it is key, even if it was upgraded from Windows 7 (with installation started from Windows 7, chose Upgrade to keep files, folders, programs, settings, apps etc) ???
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Should activate fine. System Builder is OEM_NSLP key.
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Ironically, keys aren't architecture specific.

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  9. vali20

    vali20 MDL Junior Member

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    Figured it out: when I inserted the Windows 8 Pro DVD, it asked me to type in the 25-character key. It accepted it and then asked whether I would like to do an upgrade installation or a clean one. Then, it activated Windows with no problem and also kept my old Windows 7 key valid too. It made my day. I purchased it from a third-party in Romania for RON 50 (aprox. $ 15). So happy :)
     
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  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Sure that upgrade is cheaper! What I posted above is an OEM Version for which you couldn't buy an Upgrade Version! Upgrades are from MS only!
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    For Windows 8, System Builder is, for individuals, essentially the new Retail now (though the key is OEM:NSLP). The upgrades from MS are true RETAIL keys, so are the WMC ones.
     
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