1. kregstrong's Avatar
    I realize this doesn't belong in this thread but I didn't know where else to post this. OK so, I want to buy the win 8 upgrade tonight and download it, only problem is my win7 copy isn't exactly genuine. Would that cause a problem? Thanks

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    10-25-2012 02:26 PM
  2. kane4fire's Avatar
    of course
    10-25-2012 02:35 PM
  3. xkxkxk's Avatar
    Naughty, naughty. I'd venture you'll not have problems.

    Take a backup before you try (Macrium Reflect or similar are free)

    Turn of your internet connection whilst you install it and only turn back on once you're setup in Windows to activate.
    10-25-2012 02:38 PM
  4. mlm1950's Avatar
    So it is sort of genuine?
    10-25-2012 02:40 PM
  5. kregstrong's Avatar
    Well it is genuine but only because of a crack lol. At least I'm buying this one haha

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    10-25-2012 02:54 PM
  6. VagrantWade's Avatar
    You need to have a copy with a legit key. I have never had a legit copy of windows on my desktop because I have been using Windows 8 releases since I built it. I plan on using an old vista copy of my father's to upgrade for $40.
    10-25-2012 02:57 PM
  7. kregstrong's Avatar
    Well I found the actual DVD of win8 pro on amazon for 69 plus a 30 dollar credit, so I think I'm gonna snag that just to be safe. Ends up being same price as upgrade Download

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    10-25-2012 03:12 PM
  8. toekramp's Avatar
    Well I found the actual DVD of win8 pro on amazon for 69 plus a 30 dollar credit, so I think I'm gonna snag that just to be safe. Ends up being same price as upgrade Download

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    pretty sure that's just the upgrade, not the full. better double check.

    as far as not having a genuine key, see if you can find a Vista one on the cheap on ebay or something
    10-25-2012 05:35 PM
  9. stephen_az's Avatar
    The $69 purchase is for the Vista/Windows 7 upgrade. Windows 8 does use a pretty strong authentication system so hopefully it will block your upgrade. Yes, I did intentionally phase it that way. I have no tolerance for anyone running a hacked or cracked OS. In fact, I have quite willingly forwarded peoples' contact information and a major website to the anti-piracy department when I have become aware of things in the past.
    10-25-2012 06:47 PM
  10. kregstrong's Avatar
    I do have a few vista keys that I will use. Forgot about that

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    10-25-2012 06:54 PM
  11. kregstrong's Avatar
    I just hope I don't have to format in order to use my vista key ha

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    10-25-2012 07:11 PM
  12. VagrantWade's Avatar
    You can get it now guys. I posted a thread in the Windows 8 forum.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...nts/199613.htm
    Last edited by vagrantwade; 10-25-2012 at 07:31 PM.
    10-25-2012 07:22 PM
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