Two questions, do customs computers count to the upgrade, and two, If i clone my Windows 7 installation and dual boot it with my current windows 7 installation in a separate partition can I upgrade one to Windows 8 and keep my original Windows 7 installation?
asked Aug 21 '12 at 13:45
1: you need to check with whomever you bought the copy of Windows 7 from.
2: It's possible, yes, I don't know if there any technical issues, but on the DRM side, it's possible, not sure if it's allowed by the terms of the EULA, but YOLO ;)
answered Aug 21 '12 at 13:59
I believe the $40 option is available as long as your computer is running a certified version of XP or 7. (Vista too I just hate saying it lol)
But i don't know about the $15 if that is what you were wondering.
As for your second question, I am not really sure how it works when it comes to license keys... I guess you can make a system backup and make a second partition and try restoring to that.... Or maybe a clean install if the EULA permits.
answered Aug 21 '12 at 14:04
the deal is for anyone who ( purchased a win7 PC ) between January 2012 and January 2013 , proof of purchase code you got at the point of purchase will no doubt be requiredI know we bought 2 noew computers this year and have them..
actually the info I am reading says nothing about windows XP what so ever the deal for win xp is a $39 discount making the sales price for win8 pro after discount $69 the deal is for online sales only with out the DVD hard copy ..
"""The price for Windows 8 Pro has been revealed, The Verge reported, and will cost $199 after a promotional price of $69.99 expires on Jan. 31, 2013. A source familiar with Microsoft's plans shared this information with the tech news website, and Microsoft will also offer a Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro upgrade available at retail locations for $69.99 until Jan. 31.
It was previously reported that Microsoft is offering a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for existing Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 users for a price of $39.99. This is a deal exclusive to online customers wishing to download the software without the DVD.""""
answered Aug 21 '12 at 14:21