downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

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downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi. I was curious about the process. I have 2 computers. I want to purchase and download the $39.99 upgrade for Windows 8 Pro to my current computer desktop but I want to install it on another computer. I do not want to install it to the machine that is making the purchase and download.

Will there be a problem with that? Or do I have to install it on the same machine that is purchasing/downloading the media? All of this activation/licensing is confusing me. My intent is to download it and then burn a DVD and then install on the other computer.
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:41 pm

When using their application to download, you have the option to either install it in place (which works great!) or download it for a disk. Haven't done that, but I will be doing it with my third machine, tonight possibly. I'd like to make a USB drive out of it if I can.
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:31 pm

so just so i'm clear, it's okay to buy and download to machine A and then burn the disc and install to machine B?

if that's the case, thank you!
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Yep! Exactly. You can burn to disc, create a bootable USB, or install on the computer that is running the upgrade assistant. Bootable USB is what i opted for.
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:37 pm

Anyone know if this works on top of an MSDN:AA Windows 7 license / product key?
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:45 pm

DougG wrote:Anyone know if this works on top of an MSDN:AA Windows 7 license / product key?


It's not expensive to try :).
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:50 am

I don't think it cares what license you have, as long as your OS is installed and activated.
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Re: downloading Windows 8 Pro Upgrade process

Postposted on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:29 pm

Savyg wrote:I don't think it cares what license you have, as long as your OS is installed and activated.


I did successfully upgrade one Windows 7 Home laptop to Windows 8 Pro using the $40 download-only process. I don't even know where to get Windows 8 non-Pro.
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