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October 26, 2012 4:33:10 AM

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
October 26, 2012 4:41:26 AM

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.
October 26, 2012 4:44:44 AM

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
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October 26, 2012 7:39:19 AM

Anyone?? D:
October 26, 2012 9:31:11 AM

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.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 299 * Windows 8
October 26, 2012 9:39:57 AM

If you paid £50/$80 (or $15 promo) it's upgrade and 'no', if £80/$128it's Retail then 'yes'
October 26, 2012 9:58:08 AM

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
October 26, 2012 9:59:31 AM

notice that you are allowed to make copies of software under fair use but FOR YOUR OWN USE ONLY
October 26, 2012 8:40:10 PM

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
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