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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Battlesoaked, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Battlesoaked

    Battlesoaked Thread Starter

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    Can I upgrade or "migrate" from the Win8 RP to the paid version when it comes out? I have XP running on the machine now (the upgrade advisor says it will run 7), and it's so buggy with viruses that I can't partition or image it. So I would need to overwrite the XP installation with the 8 RP to make it a usable Windows machine. Paul Thurrott, on Windows Weekly, said that you can put 8 on any hardware which can run it for $40. I took that to mean that you do not have to have XP, Vista, or 7 running on the machine before the installation of 8.

    Thanks in advance,
    Scott
     
  2. Battlesoaked

    Battlesoaked Thread Starter

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    Thanks kevin2s. Do I need an XP, Vista, or 7 product key to install the RP version?
     
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    Supposedly you can upgrade directly from windows 8 release preview
    to windows 8 retail at the special upgrade price without needing a previous version.
    It does state however,that you won't be able to save you files or settings.
    So backup your data.
     
  4. Battlesoaked

    Battlesoaked Thread Starter

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    Very good. Thank you leroys1000. So what I'll do with this machine is run the 8 and the Office 2013 previews, then upgrade in October. And then I may or may not use one of my Office 2010 home activations on it. And from what I'm hearing the Office 2013 release will actually be in 2013. Anybody hear any different?
     
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