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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by KevinDunk, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. KevinDunk

    KevinDunk Thread Starter

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    I purchased a copy of Windows 8 Pro for my Windows Vista computer and upgraded it. I recently bought a new HP with Windows 8 installed. My question is...if I remove Windows 8 Pro from the old computer can I use it to upgrade my new Windows 8 machine to Pro or do I have to buy Windows 8 Pro Pack. I haven't seen anything if you can use Windows 8 Pro on a computer with Windows 8 already installed. I don't want to lose any of my files, settings, etc. Thanks for everyone's help in advance!!
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Hello
    NO is the short answer
    To install the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, your PC must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows 8 Release Preview. If your PC is running Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows 8 Release Preview, your files, apps, and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8 Pro. If your PC is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you'll need to reinstall your apps. Some features such as touch might require a new PC.


    On the other side of the coin - it depends on what you bought
    YOU can uninstall the 8 from the computer on which it was first installed and then that enables the reinstall of Vista - the licence for which is revoked when the upgrade is installed.

    However you CANNOT use an 8 PRO UPGRADE to upgrade 8
    The only possible ANSWER is and I WOULD NOT try it myself - so I would certainly NOT recommend you do whatever you read and where you may read it, is to uninstall 8 from the HP and install another eg XP Vista 7 and then upgrade that

    Personally as I said I would NOT even think of it.

    Pro-pack is the answer - unless HP have a cheaper offer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/feature-packs

    and the advantage there is that when it is initiated and completed you have the computer running the pro

     
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    KevinDunk

    You asked for help and advice on your new HP computer on 28 Jan
    I replied with my views the same day
    Would you please respond when you get chance
     
  4. KevinDunk

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    Thanks I purchased the Pro Pack
     
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    Thank you
    A response is always appreciated
     
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