I want to buy windows 8 pro english upgrade because I want to upgrade my windows vista ultimate sp1 german retail.

Hy, I want to know 

1. There is a until 31.01.2013 a promotion that I can upgrade to windows 8 with 29.99 if I download it from microsoft website or 59.99 for purchase from a store the dvd. The is a windows diffrence between download it or buy a dvd?

2. If will be compatible a windows 8 pro UVP english to my windows vista ultimate sp1 german (retail)? 

3. Can I install the upgrade on an formated hard-disk, or is needed to be instaled my vista?


Hi Andrei30006,


Thank you for posting. From your issue description, I understand that
1. If you download you won’t receive Windows 8 disk, so you need to burn the ISO file to the DVD.
2. You can upgrade to from Windows Vista German language to Windows 8 pro English.
3. We cannot perform clean installation with Windows 8 upgrade disk.
Refer these links for more information about Windows 8 upgrade:

Hope this will be helpful. Incase if you still have further queries please reply with more details and we will be happy to help you.

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 43 Applies to: