Purchase New Win 8 Key

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by IQof12, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. IQof12

    IQof12 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me how I can purchase a new product key for windows 8? I only want the key to be able to register my current win 8 install.
     
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    Can't be done. You must download the Win 8 Pro and install that. During the purchase you will be sent a key. The key you are sent will not work on your present installation. The code is different.
     
  3. IQof12

    IQof12 New Member

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    Fair enough. But when I run the upgrade assistant it tells me that the upgrade is not available in my country/region. I'm in Australia and I can see other people have upgraded...what's the deal???
     
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    Medico Senior Member

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    What version are you using to qualify for the upgrade? If you have the Win 8 ENT Eval edition it will not qualify. I had the same scenario and had to restore my Win 7 from Image to allow it.
     
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    bukaw1625 New Member

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    try the windows 8 pro,but out of curiosity,what would happen if you lied about where your from?,seriously windows 8 pro is the only one I saw,no enterprise
     
  6. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    No, what I said was I had the Win 8 Ent Eval edition installed on my PC and that did not qualify for the Upgrade. It gave me the same message as the OP received. In order to qualify and download the Win 8 Pro ISO file I had to restore my PC to Win 7.

    I have to believe that the system checks where you are at automatically. I did not put this info in, the system automatically knew where I was located.
     
  7. IQof12

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    I think you're right, a revert to win 7 is my only option....bummer! Thanks anyway
     
  8. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Correct, cannot get the Win8 Upgrade DL using the Win8 Ent Eval. Re-installing & doing it from your 7 is necessary.

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    Drew
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