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Windows 8 upgrade


Ford Prefect 01

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Hi there

I am considering taking up the £49 offer at Amazon. If I upgrade will I be able to use my Windows 7 disc in another computer?

Many thanks

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rdave13

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woody , thank for the clarification, much appreciated. As I'll be replacing Vista I don't really care and besides I have a short memory so will forget this posting sooner rather than later.

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Ford Prefect 01

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Oh well this is even less clear now!!

I'll just give it a whirl and if one of the machines stops I'll just reinstall XP on the netbook.

Many thanks anyway

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Quickbeam

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I have a laptop that originally came with Vista installed, and upgraded to Windows 7 with an upgrade disk.

Can I upgrade to Windows 8 on top of that, or would I need to revert to the original Vista OS? And is there any advantage of one over the other if either option is available?

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woody

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Quickbeam - you can upgrade from your current OS but need to keep the old vista and win7. Upgrade from 7 as that will have your recent work on it.

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Quickbeam

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Do you know if the £25 upgrades will allow me to create a bootable disk and have a clean install option without the baggage of several years worth of W7 updates and service packs?

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Ford Prefect 01

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I appear to have been hijacked now so I'll just try it and see.

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Quickbeam

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The security on cars of your vintage was never good enough to stop an easy hijacking;)

I only added to it because it was closely related enough without having yet another W8 upgrade thread started FP.

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rdave13

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Ford Prefect 01 , sorry for this one, to Quickbeam , see page 9 here.

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Quickbeam

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Thanks rdave13, I'll read that up later.

Ford Prefect 01, I've put the keys back under the sun visor!

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Forum Editor

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As I've already stated, you can use your original Windows 7 DVD on another computer, once you install Windows 8 - provided you don't select an option to keep your Windows 7 installation during the Windows 8 installation process. That's an option in the Pro version of Windows 8.

If you buy the Pro version and you want to keep Windows 7 as well, you cannot install it on a second machine.

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