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    Windows 8 upgrade

    I have a copy of Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32-bit/64-bit Eng Intl VUP DVD. SKU 3UR-00006

    I also have a new pc with Windows 8.1 "Home" on it.

    My Question is:

    Can I do a clean install, onto a separate partition of the Pro edition, Then run the upgrade to 8.1 from the store.

    This will then be a dual booting system.

    I can join it to a domain, which is the main reason for doing it.

    It is a bit of a long winded way instead of just upgrading the Home version to pro, but I have the disc and license going spare.

    Will it install and activate, or will it Install and not activate because it is a clean install.

    Will it recognise the win 8.1 installation and use that to verify the upgrade version

    How does any of the options affect the licensing?

    Many Thanks

    Chris

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    Yes you can.

    I ask why would you want to have a dual boot setup with two identical OS's.

    To create a partition, install 8 Pro, then upgrade to 8..1 Pro on the same new PC that has 8.1 is a bit redundant. Unless, the dual boot would be 8.1 on one partition and 8.1 Pro on the other partition. Again I don't see the significance and there's not much difference between 8.1 and 8.1 Pro.


    Yes...you can if you so desire.

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    Hi,
    I agree it's redundant, I wanted to make sure the Install and upgrade worked before I removed the original Home version.

    Do you know if I can just install to a blank drive, and what the license implications are, seeing as its an upgrade version of the software, I have searched everywhere I cant seem to get a solid answer?

    Chris

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