Question about Windows 7 to Windows 8

Hey guys,

So I bought a Win7 PC during the promotion period where I have the option to upgrade to Windows 8 for $15. I am wondering if I could do the upgrade as a separate operating system on the same computer? Meaning that I would have Win7 and Win8 on the same PC in case something goes wrong on Win8.

I was thinking I could back up my Win7 first, install Win8 on one disk and then restore Win7 on another disk.


Thank you!! :)
HC
8 answers Last reply
More about question windows windows
  1. You can use the dual boot approach by creating a new partition and running your Windows 8 installation from boot-up. Note that if it's an upgrade disc, then you won't be able to do this.
  2. reprotected said:
    You can use the dual boot approach by creating a new partition and running your Windows 8 installation from boot-up. Note that if it's an upgrade disc, then you won't be able to do this.


    Hey,

    Thanks for your input. That is what I am worried about. It is probably an upgrade version. I asked Microsoft via live chat and the person told me that Windows 8 that I upgrade will have a different license... So I don't know if my Win7 licience will just deactivate itself or something? Because if they are two separate licensees, then I could probably do dual boot though?


    Thank you!
    HC
  3. Anyone?? D:
  4. The upgrade license requires that you have a licensed copy of a previous version of Windows. The retail license does not have any such prerequisite. Apart from that there's no real difference.
  5. If you paid £50/$80 (or $15 promo) it's upgrade and 'no', if £80/$128it's Retail then 'yes'
  6. if its an upgrade version there is a trick you can use.....download imgburn and on the 1st page is an option to write folders to iso show it your upgrade version and itll do the rest, then burn your new bootable disc and go
  7. notice that you are allowed to make copies of software under fair use but FOR YOUR OWN USE ONLY
  8. popeyejohnson said:
    if its an upgrade version there is a trick you can use.....download imgburn and on the 1st page is an option to write folders to iso show it your upgrade version and itll do the rest, then burn your new bootable disc and go


    Hey, could you please explain it more explicitly? How do I do the dual boot with imgburn?

    Thanks
Ask a new question

Read More

Windows 7 Windows 8