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Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:39 am

Hi!
Does anyone know if the student version of Windows 8.1 is a full version or just an upgrade? I'm asking because there seems to be conflicting information on that web page as it shows a picture that says full version but the text says "Important: Windows 8.1 Pro full version is for Windows 7 users only". So it kind of makes it look like a full version but it also sounds like it might be an upgrade. I called them but they seemed more confused than me. I will need to get a new computer for my wife and I was looking at the Brix barebone so I will need an OS. I just want to install it and be done with it. TIA
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 am

I think it's just an upgrade. In the description it has a link for Vista and XP users to upgrade. It's a different product but the same price. I hope I'm wrong because I may buy a licence before I finish up my degree.

EDIT: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msu ... D.62684800 That link says it's an upgrade.
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:21 am

Hi guys,

It's an upgrade version, but you can still do a clean install with an upgrade version.

I bought Windows 7 using the same method for myself and family members using our respective email addresses and have done clean installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8 / 8.1 using upgrade discs on 3 computers with no problem.

Lifehacker has a guide on how to do a clean install with an Upgrade Disc here:

http://lifehacker.com/5984278/how-to-do ... grade-disc

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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:30 am

Prestige Worldwide wrote:It's an upgrade version, but you can still do a clean install with an upgrade version.

Yup, I've done it too. Pretty painless.
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:48 am

I am still hanging in the past with windows 7 since after the 6 computers 4 currently I have owned I have yet to have to do a restore or re-installation of win 7. So far performance is still pretty darn close to windows 8 so I plan to stay with it until windows 9 or something.

At least it is not like running windows XP sure it was better then win 95,98 etc. But i was having to do a fresh install on at least one of my rigs every 3-6 months. At least with windows 7 I have not had to do a fresh install in at least 5 years and have not had any compatibility issues YET, and I hope to never have any.
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:33 pm

vargis14 wrote:I am still hanging in the past with windows 7 since after the 6 computers 4 currently I have owned I have yet to have to do a restore or re-installation of win 7. So far performance is still pretty darn close to windows 8 so I plan to stay with it until windows 9 or something.

At least it is not like running windows XP sure it was better then win 95,98 etc. But i was having to do a fresh install on at least one of my rigs every 3-6 months. At least with windows 7 I have not had to do a fresh install in at least 5 years and have not had any compatibility issues YET, and I hope to never have any.


agreed, i put my PC together in 2009, except for the vid card, PC is running on win7 - 24/7 for 5 years now except for cleaning the dust twice a year, let's just hope M$ delivers on win9.
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:48 am

It's just an upgrade version. If your download uses two box files then there are methods to extract the setup files, and from there they can be used to make a disc or copied to a prepared flash drive. Useful if you want to do a clean install over an old OS instead of an in-place upgrade.
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Re: Windows 8.1 student version

Postposted on Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:50 am

Excellent! Thanks all!
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