upgrade to win 8 query

  IVORY.PAUL 12:54 PM 04 Nov 12
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At the moment i have a Pc running Win 7. I am building a new PC and was going to transfer win 7 to the new PC. My question is I am considering upgrading to win 8 and was wondering do I have to install win 7 first and then use the win 8 upgrade or can I just install from the win 8 upgrade

  Forum Editor 13:20 PM 04 Nov 12

"can I just install from the win 8 upgrade"

No, you can't, there must be a licensed copy of a previous Windows version on the computer you're upgrading.

The upgrade process will invalidate the previous license by the way, so you cannot then install the software on another computer.

  Chronos the 2nd 13:21 PM 04 Nov 12

I think you will find you will need to install Windows 7 first. Upgrade is just that an upgrade.But there may well be something here.Google.

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