Upgrade ti Win 8 after installing new motherboard

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by Bakken, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Bakken

    Bakken New Member

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    Hi guys!

    This might be anything from a simple question to a complicated dilemma:

    Currently I have Win 7 Professional, acquired 2½ years ago from MSDNAA (?). I've just bought myself a new motherboard, HDD and CPU. I was thinking about upgrading to Win 8 at the same time as I'm doing my upgrade.

    - However -

    Since my Win 7 was acquired via MSDNAA, I don't think I'm allowed to install it on a new HDD with a new motherboard (it might be considered OEM?).

    Will I be able to download the win 8 upgrade and do a clean install on my new HDD? Or will they force me to do the upgrade directly on the HDD where my current win 7 is?

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. Bakken

    Bakken New Member

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    I'll reply myself. It might be that someone is having the same issues.

    If installing Win 8 on a fresh HDD, you'll afterwards be notified that your windows installation is not legit.

    However, there is an easy solution available, just google it.
     

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