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    Smile Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    I purcahsed an Install Disk at Costco and Installed on a Vista Laptop with minimal issues that I was about to overcome, Looking to upgrading my XP Desktop, Do I need to purchase a New disk or can I use the one I bought and just purchase a new License?

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    Default Re: Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    Just download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, then you will see.

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    Default Re: Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    No a new license WILL NOT upgrade your system to a new OS. You have to either download the ISO file to your PC and burn it to disk, or spend an extra $15 to have then send you a DVD.

    With your level of expertise I would suggest the DVD option as downloading the ISO file and burning it to disk may be beyond your understanding at this point.

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    Default Re: Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    Quote Originally Posted by windows View Post
    Just download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, then you will see.
    What's the purpose of Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant? And where can I download it?

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    Default Re: Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    Quote Originally Posted by EricHooooopark View Post
    What's the purpose of Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant? And where can I download it?
    You need Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. You can download at Microsoft Website.

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    Default Re: Do I need a New Install Disk or JUST a New License?

    Once I went through the purchase of my second Win 8 Pro license and received my key and email receipt, I stopped the Upgrade Advisor on the second PC. At this point I inserted the DVD I created from the first installation, and entered the key I received for the second installation. Worked like a charm.

    All you need is one DVD. It will work for more than one installation as long as you have a new key.

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