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Can I install a Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot using Windows 8 Upgrade? RRS feed

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  • I'd like to install a dual boot system on my new build and was wondering if I can install Windows 7 on one partition and then install Windows 7 on another partition then use Windows 8 Upgrade on the second partition since I have a Key for both.

    EDIT:
    I have one Windows 7 Auth. key and one Windows 8 key.
    • Edited by BumpassVA Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:47 AM clarification
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:44 AM

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  • NO

    To use teh Windows 8 Upgrade you must have a VALID qualifying license for Windows available as base.

    Your Windows 7 license is only valid for ONE installation - and cannot be sumultaneously be used for a normal Win7 install, and as the basis for an Upgrade to Win8.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:22 AM
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  • OK, ... never hurts to ask. Thanks for the reply and information.

    EDIT:

    Dang! I just remembered, I have an unused WinXP Pro Authorization key. I can use that , right?

    EDIT:

    The XP version I have is 32 bit. Will I be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit? With my Win8 Key?

    • Edited by BumpassVA Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:38 AM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:26 AM
  • You shouldn't have a problem - see http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-upgrade-32bit-64bit-144649 for some options


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    • Marked as answer by BumpassVA Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:02 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:57 PM
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  • Thanks for the link. It helped me a lot.
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:03 PM