Windows 8 upgrade

i am thinking of getting windows 8 before the price goes up at the end of jan but don't know which one to get oem or upgrade version or if any the only reason i am getting it is for gaming will i lose out on eye candy in games if i stay on windows 7 also if i get upgrade version i have windows 7 oem i am planing to upgrade my motherboard cpu ram gpu at the end of the year for rome 2 total war will the windows 8 upgrade be tied to my old motherboard or will it be ok so what would be my best opposition i am uprading oct/dec i only use pc for games downloading movies is it worth it or just stay on windows 7 till windows 9 i dont want to get a gpu only to find out downthe line it will look better on windows 8 to 7 any help on the matter or you opinion would be grateful thanks nick
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More about windows upgrade
  1. A Windows 8 license Retail or OEM can be transferred.
  2. License agreement for the transfer of a Windows 8 license
    http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx
  3. GOULDEN_07 said:
    i am thinking of getting windows 8 before the price goes up at the end of jan but don't know which one to get oem or upgrade version or if any the only reason i am getting it is for gaming will i lose out on eye candy in games if i stay on windows 7 also if i get upgrade version i have windows 7 oem i am planing to upgrade my motherboard cpu ram gpu at the end of the year for rome 2 total war will the windows 8 upgrade be tied to my old motherboard or will it be ok so what would be my best opposition i am uprading oct/dec i only use pc for games downloading movies is it worth it or just stay on windows 7 till windows 9 i dont want to get a gpu only to find out downthe line it will look better on windows 8 to 7 any help on the matter or you opinion would be grateful thanks nick


    You would want the OEM 64-bit of course.

    Windows 8 should in the theory be better at gaming due to lower system requirements than Windows 7.

    All your files and games are stored on your harddrive, not the MOBO or CPU.
  4. "If I use a Windows 8 Upgrade disc/download to upgrade my Windows 7 computer to Windows 8, can I then use my old Windows 7 disc and product key to install Windows 7 on another computer?"

    No. The Windows 8 Upgrade license replaces the previous Windows 7 (or Windows Vista or Windows XP) license.

    To be clear: your old version of Windows that you upgraded from can no longer be used on your current, or any other, computer.

    http://pcsupport.about.com

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm < Windows 8 USB Install
  5. Just buy Windows 8 as a digital purchase, create a USB/DVD installer and once you get your new hardware install it on your PC.

    You can use the upgrade for a clean install too.

    Keep the email(print)of the order you receive in your email because it will allow you to go back and re download Windows 8 in case you need it.

    If you have problems activating Windows just call Microsoft tech support and they will manually activate it for you.

    You will likely want to install one of these too to restore the Start Menu:

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/
    http://www.classicshell.net/
  6. Hi :)

    8 makes absolutely NO DIFFERENCE graphically in games at all...

    Apart from the games that wont play or have major problems in 8...

    All the best Brett :)
  7. http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

    Works great and worth the $4.99.
  8. OK THANKS EVERYONE FOR TAKEN THE TIME TO HELP ME
  9. Glad to help.
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