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Bought a new computer with windows 7 not yet installed

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October 25, 2012 7:17:18 PM

I have the new computer sitting here Windows 8, both were delivered today. Do I need to install windows 7 before I install windows 8 on it? I've been searching the internet and can't find an answer. Thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 384 * Windows 8
October 25, 2012 7:23:49 PM

Do you have Win 8 with a licence key? Or is there a COA on the PC with a key? If so, what OS?
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October 25, 2012 7:32:01 PM

Yes, it's legit...spent the $70 so I could have the CD.
I'm not sure what you mean about the COD, I haven't opened
the new computer yet, but I read that the COD for Windows 7 is on the
side panel.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 384 * Windows 8
October 25, 2012 7:36:43 PM

At a guess you have a Win 8 upgrade which will install but ask for the Win 7 licence key as proof of purchase of Win 7. Strange way of going about it! Probably know more if my Win 8 copy arrives tomorrow..
Edit - Just noticed I paid £49/$80 for Upgrade version, so you must have the same. You'll almost certainly need the Win 7 key from your COA sticker to install Win 8... there would have been little point in installing 7 as 8 will clean install...
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October 25, 2012 7:44:35 PM

It's not the upgrade, but the same either way I'm sure.
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October 25, 2012 7:53:16 PM

Thanks for the help.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 384 * Windows 8
October 25, 2012 8:04:28 PM

You're welcome. Did you try the evaluation copy?
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October 25, 2012 8:15:12 PM

My friend has it so I saw it at his place.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 384 * Windows 8
October 25, 2012 8:19:02 PM

Bit of a departure from what we're used to, I installed it on a Touch screen Laptop, and found it very good, fairly speeded up a pretty pedestrian dual core system...
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
October 25, 2012 9:36:13 PM

If you want to dual boot, it's always been the SOP (standard operating procedure) to install the older OS 1st. If not dual booting, you do not need to install another OS 1st even if the Win8 pack is an upgrade. You will just need the old Win7 lic key in such an instance.
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October 25, 2012 10:39:46 PM

I really don't have the need to have a dual boot, might just cause more problems in the end.
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