Windows upgrade from 7 to 8

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Hi! Why is it that it is not allowed to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate and make it Windows 8? Will it destroy the processor?

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Windows upgrade from 7 to 8

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Microsoft has confirmed in terms of upgrades (upgrade on their x86 system), the users of Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will be eligible to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

On the hand, users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (what you have I suppose) will only be eligible to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro or have to wipe out the complete system for using other edition.

It won’t destroy the processor because you won't be able to upgrade to other windows 8 versions than windows 8 Pro. You can install other versions of Windows 8 by completely removing Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate. That’s it.

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Windows upgrade from 7 to 8

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The reason why you cannot update or upgrade Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 [without edition] is because of the edition upgrades set by Microsoft on Windows 8. To upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8, you must be using one of the following Windows 7 editions: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

Here on this upgrade plan, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are excluded. If you want to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional, your Windows 7 must be one of the following editions: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, or Windows 7 Ultimate.

Here on this Windows 8 Professional upgrade plan, both Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are supported. So, that’s the upgrade plan you should have to upgrade to Windows 8. If you can’t upgrade to Windows 8 because your Windows 7 is either the Professional or the Ultimate edition, then shift your upgrade path to Windows 8 Professional.

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