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Windows 8 upgrade question

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October 6, 2013 8:15:13 PM

I just bought all my parts for my first custom computer and i purchased the windows 8 upgrade from my local best buy. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/windows-8-core-windows/7477...
I'm wondering if this would install properly since it said on the back
"Your pc must be running genuine Windows 7."

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October 6, 2013 8:19:00 PM

yes, it means what it says. what you bought is an UPGRADE. it only works if you already have windows 7 installed.

otherwise you want to buy the full version of windows 8, or windows 7
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October 6, 2013 8:19:02 PM

It has to have an older version of windows to be installed. Hence upgrade (from previous OS, XP, Vista or 7)
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