Windows 8 Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by philip11, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. philip11
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    Hello, I was trying to install Windows Xp on a computer and It didn't work I kept running into problems so I gave up the fight and installed the Windows 8 Release Preview and I decided I liked Windows 8 and wanted to buy the full version when it comes out and I read about this upgrade deal and such and I read if you had the Release Preview installed and you upgraded from XP Vista or 7 then you could upgrade for $40 but I was wondering if I could upgrade by putting in the Xp CoA when I buy the upgrade.


    So basically can I use a Windows Xp Pro CoA to upgrade to Windows 8 without Installing Xp and upgrading to 8?
     
  2. Clarky

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    Assuming the XP copy was legit I would guess it would work....I thought the deal was only with Windows 7/Vista users but then again I never read up on any of the deals
     
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    But I haven't installed XP I just have the CoA.
     
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    I am having a brain fart moment..what is the COA?
     
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    CoA is Certificate of Authenticity it's the Code you put in when you install Windows.
     
  6. Clarky

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    ah with ya, I'm under the impression you had to have whichever version of windows installed and then you would basically be given a digital copy of the upgrade disc. still never hurts to check