Regarding Windows 8 SL 64 bit OS

Hi,

 

I asked for Windows 8 OS for my desktop. The retailer gave me OS titled as Windows 8 SL 64-bit. I'm from India.

 

What does this SL mean? How does this differ from the other versions of Win 8?

 

I searched through Microsoft.com for Win 8 SL; but couldn't find any info.

 

Please advise. Thank you

 

Regrads,

Gnana N.

 

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Guys,

SL means Single Language but also SL is similar to WIN & Home Basic and can be used for single user, it has limitation that it cant be used in Networked environment, so only can be used as home user.

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Thanks, Andre.

 

Yes. It's System Builder Licence and SL stands for Single Language.

 

From this page, http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.aspx

I can see there are 5 versions of Windows 8 packages available

 

1. Windows 8 (OEM Version)

2. Windows 8  Single Language (OEM Version)

3. Windows 8 N (OEM Version)

4. Windows 8 Pro (OEM Version)

5. Windows 8 Pro N (OEM Version)

 

So, I got to use Win 8 SL version. As far as the usage, I don't see any differences between Win 8 and Win 8 SL variants.

Could someone throw some light on how these versions differ among themselves? Moreover, Microsoft Windows page doesn't talk about these versions; It talks only about Win 8 and Win 8 Pro and Win RT.

 

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Gnana N.

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can i use 

HP RME WIN8 EM/SL 64,15-E000 ~ 15-E099

in other laptops. And if i can install in other laptop will it require KEY?? is it provided by HP in the kit??will it be genuine in other laptop as well??

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OK, but tell me please if this means you can only use Russian as the interface language or you may use English too? And are there any other restrictions? Is this Windows 8 without the Pro?

Thanks, this is extremely hard to find information, Microsoft is hiding it well, or not telling it at all online.

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Hi Gnana

SL means Single Language

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I think that if you download Windows 8 (regular version) that you can use a nother language and the same license code for licensing. Microsoft says that you can use the same code for 8.1. If you don't know if you have windows 8 or 8 pro you can check by right clicking on computer an chuse properties, under "Windows edition" it will say "Windows 8 SL" and "Windows 8" for the regular version or "Windows 8 PRO SL" and "Windows 8 PRO" for the PRO version, obviously.

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No one's gonna answer this. It's just like the embarrasing way of work they had with the problems from traspassing from hotmail to outlook. Mails erased by tons and the answer was that they were checking on it. A year and half from that. This is the same. You can't upgrade from Single Language to ANYTHING. Serial is stucked in bios, buying another version is uninstallable, trying to install another language is a pain in the **** and using another key, like changing the one embedded doesn't do the upgrade. So, they sold a product that's unusable. Not as one likes to use, anyway. Thanks Toshiba and Microsoft. A 1800 dollars computer with crappy system. And they say is for emerggent markets... surely latinamerica is an emergent market. Like we born yesterday. Using an OS shouldn't be that hard. No wonder why Apple's taking a bigger part of the cake.

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can i use 

HP RME WIN8 EM/SL 64,15-E000 ~ 15-E099

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Yes the OS can only be used in russain,but to type we can use english.Yes there are may restrictions like you don't get windows office in SL version,you can't upgrade to any other windows 8 version you can only have a clean install after buying the windows 8 dvd.
I have been all over internet for this and each day my hatred toward microsoft grows,i can't find any information and reply from microsoft has yielded no answers.
People who have bought a windows 7 computer between june and december caan upgrade to windows 8 with 16$ but we who have bought a windows 8 SL laptop(mine already 900$) have to spend another 70$ to het windows 8,this is really bad.

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In SL version you can not install other language packs,rest is same as other versions.
I also have SL russian version and cannot get any help regarding upgrade to windows 8.
 

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