Moving Windows 8 Upgrade to new PC

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by Razza12003, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Razza12003

    Razza12003 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a PC which was running (legit) from a disk Win7 and I have since upgraded it to Win8 but now I am building a new pc and I am wondering can install my upgrade version of Win8 on my new build (I will not use it on my old pc anymore) I still have my Win7 disk if that helps!? Or will I have to buy an OEM copy of Win8?
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    146
    OK, let's leave the old PC out of the equation...

    Build the new PC. Install Windows 7 in it, then, immediately, use your Win8 Upgrade disc & take 7 to 8. Simple as that... you may have to phone in to Activate but, no matter, you'll be fine.

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Win8Logo.
     
  3. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,158
    Likes Received:
    65
    The old PC must be taken out of service. You cannot use both.

    I would also recommend a Custom (Clean) install from Win 7 to Win 8 to get the most pristine installation.
     
  4. Drew

    Drew Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,575
    Likes Received:
    146
    I'm sorry, I took it that that was a given... stopping using 1 machine & moving to another... not both, still, running. You can only install 1 license into 1 machine @ a time, of course.

    If the Upgrade disc will allow a Custom Install. But, certainly, tell the Win8 install to keep nothing but, save the Win7 data 1st.

    Cheers,
    Drew
    Win8Logo.
     
  5. whs

    whs Extraordinary Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    106
    I solved the problem by installing the Windows 8 upgrade on an external disk running under VMware. Now I can attach that system via USB to any of my PCs and it will run without problems - and it runs very well. Example.
     

Share This Page

Loading...