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How to upgrade to Win 8 from "Win 7 Pro 64 preload through downgrade rights in Win 8 Pro 64"?

2013-04-06, 11:12 AM

If I buy a new W530 that according to the tabook has "Windows® 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8 Pro 64-bit" how could I in the future upgrade to Windows 8 with minimum hassle?

 

Am not really interested in spending the time on clean installs so am wondering if there is a hidden Windows 8 preload behind the visible Windows 7 preload, for instance available through Lenovo support sending me Windows 8 recovery disks for the W530.

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Re: How to upgrade to Win 8 from "Win 7 Pro 64 preload through downgrade rights in Win 8 Pro 64

2013-04-15, 19:20 PM

Hi zilla,

 

hopefully my post here contains the information you are looking for.

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Re: How to upgrade to Win 8 from "Win 7 Pro 64 preload through downgrade rights in Win 8 Pro 64

2013-04-15, 18:50 PM
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T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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Re: How to upgrade to Win 8 from "Win 7 Pro 64 preload through downgrade rights in Win 8 Pro 64

2013-04-15, 19:20 PM

Hi zilla,

 

hopefully my post here contains the information you are looking for.

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