Closed Windows 8 upgrade question Tags: Configuration Windows 7 Windows 8 Oem Last response: October 18, 2012 1:07 AM in Windows 8 Share ozz310 October 18, 2012 12:34:18 AM Hello, i just finished building a new PC and i have a non-genuine windows 7, i was thinking of getting windows 8, will this work ? http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-3UR-00001-Windows-8-Pro... 8 pro or should i just get a oem copy of windows 8? Thanks More about : windows upgrade question | Report abuse Register or log in to remove voiidwulf October 18, 2012 12:38:39 AM I don't think an upgrade version of Windows 8 would work with a cracked Windows 7. I think it needs to confirm your serial code to install. | Report abuse Brett928S2 Windows 7 Authority Windows 8 Expert October 18, 2012 12:41:05 AM Hi We are NOT allowed to assist with ILLEGAL software...its against Toms rules... All the best Brett | Report abuse voiidwulf October 18, 2012 12:56:46 AM Brett928S2 said:Hi We are NOT allowed to assist with ILLEGAL software...its against Toms rules... All the best Brett Oh, sorry. I thought the rule was more along the lines of not helping people get pirated software. Though he is trying to purchase a legit copy of Windows 8 so it's not that bad. | Report abuse Related ressources Upgrade question for Vista on HDD to Windows 8 on new SSD. - Forum Windows 8 64 bit upgrade question - Forum Upgrade to oem Windows 8 from a non-genuine 7, question . - Forum Windows 8 Upgrade - Questions - Forum Windows 8 Upgrade Questions - Forum Ask the community Publish caqde October 18, 2012 1:02:23 AM We are obligated to say that you need to get the OEM copy to legally use Windows due to you not having a legal copy to upgrade from. Otherwise thank you for going legit. | Report abuse Best solution voiidwulf October 18, 2012 1:04:39 AM Yeah, moral of the story, get the OEM version. | Report abuse rubix_1011 October 18, 2012 1:06:50 AM This topic has been closed by Rubix_1011 | Report abuse rubix_1011 October 18, 2012 1:07:13 AM Best answer selected by rubix_1011. | Report abuse SR-71 Blackbird Windows 7 Authority Windows 8 Expert October 18, 2012 1:07:40 AM Best answer selected by Area51reopened. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 8>Windows 8 upgrade question> Related ressources: ForumSome Questions about Windows 8 Upgrade and DVD!!! ForumHelp re-installing Windows 8 upgrade ForumUpgrade to student home 2007 on windows 8 program ForumWhy doesnt windows 7 upgrade to windows 8 ForumWindows 8 32 bit upgrade to Windows 8 64 bit? ForumCan I install Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to no-OS PC/Laptop? ForumWindows 8 Upgrade or Full Edition? ForumCan I " upgrade " from Windows 8 to Windows 7, keeping all programs? ForumHow-To perform an upgrade -install of Windows 8 ForumNeed help ForumI had just changed my operating system from windows 7 to windows 8 release previ ForumUpgrade from Consumer Preview to Final Release ForumIs a 32GB SSD big enough for Windows 8? ForumWindows 8 laptop Your PC cant project to another screen ForumWindows 7 And 8 Dual Boot Help! More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !