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Author Topic: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult  (Read 2622 times)

MilesAhead

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Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult
« on: April 20, 2014, 03:31:00 PM »
I have a legit Windows 8.0 Pro Upgrade License to swap for a Windows 7 Ult License.

Edit: As per Josh's info below, this License should work with 8.1 install Discs.

Initially I intend to use the W7 with VM Player.  If I get another PC I may install it there instead in the future. So I may be able to delay W7 activation until you are satisfied the W8 License passes muster.

Edit2:  The source of the License is a person on one of the Windows forums who has a software company.  Apparently she has a deal with MS to raffle off so many copies of W8 Pro.  She has been on those forums as a VIP member for some time.  So I'm confident it's not pirated.

Those interested please PM me.  :)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 06:27:21 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 04:32:19 PM »
FYI, Windows 8 keys will work on a Windows 8.1 or 8.1.1 installation disc. I just re-built my machine last night after using the 8.1 update 1 ISO from MSDN using my Windows 8 key.

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 05:36:25 PM »
FYI, Windows 8 keys will work on a Windows 8.1 or 8.1.1 installation disc. I just re-built my machine last night after using the 8.1 update 1 ISO from MSDN using my Windows 8 key.

Very cool.  Thanks for the info.  I was just going by the info from the person who provided the License.  A relief to know all that rigamarole isn't required.  :)

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 08:18:40 PM »
Something you may want to explore is the fact that Microsoft provides down-grade rights to Windows 7 Pro for those who own Windows 8 Pro.

Read all about it here.

It's a bit of a hassle and it's 7 Pro not 7 Ultimate, but it might be better than sitting around waiting for someone to take you up on your offer and you'd still have your copy of Windows 8 in case you decided to move to it later.

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 08:28:21 PM »
BTW, Unless you need bit locker, Windows 7 ultimate is kinda pointless. Just my two cents :) I was quick to jump on the bandwagon for 7 Ultimate and had buyers remorse shortly there-after.

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2014, 10:08:30 PM »
Yeah, the huge selling point of Windows 7 Ultimate was that Microsoft promised all these cool things were going to come out exclusively for Ultimate owners...and nothing ever came. Well, besides a stupid game. It was rather lame.

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Re: Have Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. Swap 4 W7 Ult.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 10:52:10 AM »
Thanks for the advice, both of you.  I'm not sure what release has Previous Versions of Files.  But with ShadowExplorer you can get old versions of files out of Restore Points even with Home Premium.  So I guess Pro and higher is pretty much the same for my purposes.

Edit: On the other hand I already have the Ultimate image.  Downloading a complete image is not trivial as the Library blocks almost all software downloads via WiFi.

« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 11:22:16 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 06:29:00 PM »
Ok.  I successfully downloaded Windows 7 Pro 32 bit English image.  I can swap the W 8.0 Pro Licence for W7 Pro or Ult. License.

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Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 08:04:30 PM »
Please see my pm.
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Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 09:47:59 PM »
i am confused, where is the link to the promotion? :-\

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Re: Windows 8.0 Pro Lic. for Win7 Pro/Ult
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2014, 07:47:36 AM »
i am confused, where is the link to the promotion? :-\

There is none.  The person asked in the Windows VIP forum if someone wanted a license since she had it left over.  I'm just explaining where it came from so people know it's not a keygen.

Edit:  To clear up confusion, I asked Mouser if I could post the swap msg here since it's just a "one off." I don't expect to get any more W8 Licenses.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 08:06:54 AM by MilesAhead »