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Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Cid » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:23 am

I have purchased an upgrade license for win8 pro, I will soon buy a new computer wich will most likely come with windows8 home premium, will I be able to reuse my upgrade license (if I remove it from the prior computer) on this new computer to upgrade its SKU?
I forgot to mention I have a retail copy of windows 7 ultimate.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:50 am

Maybe after a phone call..
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:51 am

If you´re lucky and quite successful with that phonecall Sauron suggests.

I wouldn´t bet on it though.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Fuzz » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:55 am

Nice suggestion, but have you ever TRIED phoning Microsoft? Its almost as bad as calling HP, especially if you are from Canada. I'd imagine its even worse from Mexico. Prepare to be batted around like a ping pong ball through their phone system/operators/agents/rodents. I have a sticky note here with 3 different tech support numbers, with the final one labeled super secret help that actually works.

I'd suggest that by first using your win 7 key, then the upgrade, it may work but I wouldn't count on it. I understand the upgrade is only good for one PC, and I suspect it validates against the MS server and ties it to that hardware.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:04 pm

I believe that Fuzz is right here, only allows one "upgrade" installation and that is tied to that particular computer's hw "fingerprint" so to speak... but you can always "phone home" to M$ if that is the case...and beg for an activation with a sympathetic M$ call center agent/drone... :P

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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:44 am

Fuzz wrote:Nice suggestion, but have you ever TRIED phoning Microsoft?

No. I just know that possibility exists.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:18 am

Sauron_Daz wrote:
Fuzz wrote:Nice suggestion, but have you ever TRIED phoning Microsoft?

No. I just know that possibility exists.

Just as the theoretical possibility exists that they both answer and then bother to help.

MS support is the worst you can find. Only way to actually get real support is to pay for it. At rates lawyers would be ashamed of using.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Fuzz » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:44 am

I have actually gotten real support from them twice, but it was about the least desirable thing I can remember, and I once had a summer job scraping gum off the bottom of school desks. I'm pretty sure I'd rather deal with the gum.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Hammer_Time » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:51 am

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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:56 pm

Fuzz wrote:I have actually gotten real support from them twice, but it was about the least desirable thing I can remember, and I once had a summer job scraping gum off the bottom of school desks. I'm pretty sure I'd rather deal with the gum.

Microsoft compared unfavourably to a piece of used gum... I´m sure they´re sooo proud if they read this. :twisted:

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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:24 am

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It also won't display.
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Re: Can I move my win8 upgrade license to a new computer?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:24 am

Lol, now it does!
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