Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




631 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


Topic # 113420 16-Jan-2013 16:39 Send private message

My wife is planning on building herself a computer in a few months, and has been factoring in a full licence for Windows 8 Pro ($229).  But I was just reading through the major Windows 8 thread from last year, and there were some instances of people being able to use the upgrade licence by installing it over the Windows RTM installation.  By my calculation, she could buy a Windows 8 Pro upgrade licence for $50 (before 31 January 2013), and then use the Windows 8 RTM + Windows 8 Pro upgrade key to install her OS, and save herself $179.  Are there any fishhooks to that approach?  Does she have to activate the Win8 Pro upgrade key before 31 January, or just buy it before then?  And will the Windows 8 RTM still be able to be installed in a few months time?

Create new topic
2250 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Subscriber

  Reply # 745805 16-Jan-2013 16:42 Send private message

Is the upgrade a download?
I guess if you get a Key, than it should be all good to install whenever.



631 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 747126 18-Jan-2013 20:35 Send private message

Thanks. That's what I thought.

Does anyone know what she would need to have installed as the OS to make the upgrade licence valid? For instance, would the Windows 8 RTM be valid? I've got the disc from when I was trialling it before the launch. Or would my old Windows 7 disc be fine? Would it need to be an activated copy of Windows for the upgrade licence to work?

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by gzt on 23-Nov-2014 21:10 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by PhantomNVD on 23-Nov-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Little Wins labour Leadership
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 18:47 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Orcon: Why did you cancel my email account without telling me??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by old3eyes on 21-Nov-2014 17:03 (13 replies)

My connection is too fast
Created by ckc, last reply by Geektastic on 20-Nov-2014 11:30 (25 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.