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Re: Win8 Upgrade

Postby mjnelson99 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:16 pm

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
>
>
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Re: Win8 Upgrade

Postby Panagiotis » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:55 pm

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
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Re: Win8 Upgrade

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:07 am

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

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