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Re: Win8 Upgrade

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:16 pm
by mjnelson99
Upgrade version on the latter two mentioned????

If that works like Win 7, you may still be okay on your
existing computer if you need to reinstall.
Mary

On 11/1/2012 10:30 AM, Panagiotis wrote:
> No, it is a Retail edition.
> Windows 8 OEM editions will be only those preinstalled by manufactures.
> You can transfer a 8/8 Pro license to another computer.
> But you cannot transfer the Media Center Pack license or the 8 Pro Pack (only the Pro Pack costs 69,99 dollars).
>
> [
> http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/mss ... 8_Pro_Pack
> ](http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbpage.Windows_8_Pro_Pack)
>
> So if you plan to buy in the future better do it with the current offer.
>
> From windows 8 Eula:
>
> [
> http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en ... fault.aspx
> ](http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/intellectualproperty/useterms/default.aspx)
>
> "Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to
> another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to
> a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new
> user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media,
> the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person,
> without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the
> media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
> computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to
> computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to
> share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media
> Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer. "
> Ed Smith wrote:
>> Yes... that's what I am afraid of.
>>
>> "mjnelson99" wrote in message news:3669@public.tech.misc...
>>
>> I'll bet it is OEM rather than retail.
>> Mary
>
>

Re: Win8 Upgrade

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:55 pm
by Panagiotis
It is an upgrade pack for Windows 8 to convert them in windows 8 pro.


mjnelson99 wrote:
> Upgrade version on the latter two mentioned????
>
> If that works like Win 7, you may still be okay on your
> existing computer if you need to reinstall.
> Mary

Re: Win8 Upgrade

PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:07 am
by DrTeeth
On Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:30:26 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Panagiotis disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>No, it is a Retail edition.

That would be sweet.

>Windows 8 OEM editions will be only those preinstalled by manufactures.

Not true at all. You can buy a disk -
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-System-Builder-DVD-64-Bit/dp/B0094NY3R0
just like one could with OEM versions in the past, except now it is
called a system builder version.

>You can transfer a 8/8 Pro license to another computer.

It would be nice to get that confirmed for the download version - I do
not like the OS but as an enthusiast, would like to play with it on my
main (frequently upgraded) desktop too.
--

Cheers

DrT
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