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    Windows 8 evaluation to full?

    I downloaded windows 8 back when it was released free prerelease, and now i am confused as to what to do to get the full version since it will now restart my computer every 2 hours.

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    Either upgrade from a windows 7 machine or buy the full copy of 8.

    That was a beta, its gone now.

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    You can upgrade from a machine with Windows 7 (not sure about XP).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphexy View Post
    You can upgrade from a machine with Windows 7 (not sure about XP).
    XP/vista doesn't work. Gotta buy the full retail then. The discount is only for users with Windows 7 PC's

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    I don't understand where you are getting XP, Vista and windows 7 from - the OP mentioned nothing of the sort.

    As to the question - YES it does seem possible to upgrade from the RC to a full copy - source http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...preview-144319

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beno View Post
    I don't understand where you are getting XP, Vista and windows 7 from - the OP mentioned nothing of the sort.
    That's because you don't understand what they're talking about.

    Going from Free to Full requires reinstalling Windows 8 (If you have the full version) or upgrading.

    You can upgrade from XP, Vista, and 7, ONLY if they are 64bit. XP x64 is super rare. Vista x64 is about half and half. Most 7 installs are x64. So, I mean, there's that.

    They easiest/cheapest way to do it, is to get the Win8 Upgrade, download a Win7 x64 iso, install it without the key, and then upgrade to Win8.

    Technically there are workarrounds to upgrading Win8 Beta to Win8 Full.. But it's a little work.

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    No The cheapest way is to enroll in a class to get credit that gets you the right under msdna agreement to download win 8 for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippen1001 View Post
    No The cheapest way is to enroll in a class to get credit that gets you the right under msdna agreement to download win 8 for free
    Yes, pay $200-400 to get something that's $40 for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Yes, pay $200-400 to get something that's $40 for free.
    Yes I forgot that now "free" means for $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayier View Post
    Yes I forgot that now "free" means for $40.
    I believe he meant "Yes, go pay $200-400 so that you can download Windows 8, which is $40, for free." He wasn't saying that $40=free, but sarcastically stating that $200-400 is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayier View Post
    Yes I forgot that now "free" means for $40.
    He was talking about spending 400$ on a community college class to receive "free" windows licenses.

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    Download the official Windows 7 ISO and reformat with it without using a key:

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...ownload-links/

    Buy the upgrade for $40 and again do a reformat. Easy peasy.
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    Windows 8 can't play the latest games at best compared to Windows 7 at the moment. . Go back to windows 7 like the guy above me stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Yes, pay $200-400 to get something that's $40 for free.
    Oh yea I forgot you were in america , in sweden all college and uni is free

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