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Can I take advantage of $40 Windows 8 if I don't have an older Windows?

I currently don't have any version of Windows installed on my PC (it's a Mac). I would like to install Windows on a Bootcamp partition. I noticed that Microsoft has a special offer where they are selling a Windows 8 download for $40 through Jan. 31. That's a good price for me. The possible catch: Microsoft seems to be saying that I need to have an earlier version of Windows installed in order to use that download. I can't quite tell whether they are serious about this. Do I really need to have a preexisting Windows install to take advantage of the $40 Windows 8 offer? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jan 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me buy a new laptop!

Help me buy a new laptop! [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Jan 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I buy Windows XP?

Is it still possible to buy Windows XP at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 7, 2010 - 4 answers

I have Windows 7 32-bit, what is the easiest/cheapest way to upgrade to 64-bit?

I purchased Windows 7 at a discounted rate through my school. I didn't realize this at the time, but because I got the 32-bit version I am not getting full usage of all my RAM (8 GB). It says that I only have 3.75 GB "usable". Obviously, I would like to get the most out of my CPU performance. What is the best/easiest/cheapest way to upgrade from 32-bit Windows 7 to 64-bit Windows 7? I already tried the Windows "Anytime Upgrade" and it will not let you switch between the two. Also, will I have to backup before I make the switch or will it keep all of my data? Thank you for your time.
posted by gibbsjd77 on Oct 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Can a HP Pavilion dv6780se notebook handle windows 7 x64 edition?

I'm currently running Windows 7 x86 fine and everything runs great. I did however run a routine pc audit with Belarc Advisor and noticed my PC was "64-bit ready". Here are the details of my dv6700 (dv6780se as stated on the bottom sticker) --1.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo-- --64 kilobyte primary memory cache-- --2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache-- --3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory-- System info does state I'm running a 32-bit OS. I have access to a win 7 x64 and would assume a performance increase. Also HP dropped all support of windows 7 drivers on older machines.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

I need help upgrading my windows OS 6.1 to 6.5

I want to upgrade my HTC Touch HD GSM Windows OS from 6.1 to 6.5. What is 1.56.OliNex simple comprehensive English? what is the difference between upgrading through HSPL and USPL? I don't really know the meaning and the difference between HSPL and USPL, and which one is recommended and less risky? I went to xda-developers.com and couldn't comprehend there well.
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 6, 2009 - 0 answers

Upgrading to Win-7 - Help me

Can I buy the "upgrade" version of Windows 7 if I am also upgrading my hard drive at the same time? I have a purchased OEM version Vista Ultimate (x86) on my desktop right now and I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional (x64); however, I also want to upgrade my hard drive at the same time to a solid-state drive. Can I get the upgrade version of win-7, and if so how would the installation work on a new hard drive? Or do I need the buy the full version?
posted by jameslavelle3 on Sep 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Minimum PC specs for playing HD video files?

What are the minimum specs for a PC to play HD video files smoothly? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista?

Can I upgrade my motherboard and CPU without reinstalling Vista? [more inside]
posted by adi on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How to activate Vista with an uprgrade key?

Windows Vista Activation: can I move from and un-activated install to Home Premium Upgrade in one fell swoop? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jun 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Windows Vista full versions, can you upgrade with them?

I want to upgrade to Windows Vista, although I've got a few important questions I can't seem to find answers to... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jun 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Upgrade? Downgrade? I just want it to work.

How do I solve this Windows installation problem? It's not a software or hardware problem exactly, more like a logistics problem. Anyway, there's.... [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Feb 1, 2007 - 3 answers

How to redeem XP upgrade to Vista on home-made PC?

Last month I built my own PC from components purchased from Newegg.com including Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM What do I enter as my "PC-Model" and "Serial" at the upgrade site listed on the upgrade redemption certificate since my home-rolled PC has neither a manufacturer model number nor a serial number? [more inside]
posted by drinkspiller on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I move from Windows 98 to Windows XP?

Updating Windows98 SE to Windows XP. (mi) [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on May 28, 2004 - 10 answers

Windows ME to XP upgrade questions

The bell tolls for ME. Help this loser to upgrade from Windows ME to XP Pro. [4 questions inside...] [more inside]
posted by Termite on May 2, 2004 - 12 answers

XP update question

I just got DSL and XP is nagging me to update... [mi] [more inside]
posted by keswick on Mar 8, 2004 - 10 answers

Will upgrading my Vaio to XP wreck my settings?

I'm about to upgrade my beloved Sony Vaio laptop from Windows Me (blecch) to XP. Will this screw up my previously installed drivers, software, documents, etc? Anything I should know before I start?
posted by Vidiot on Jan 2, 2004 - 16 answers

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