Licensing and Upgrading multiple computers to Windows 8
I currently have 3 computers, 2 on windows 7 and one on Vista and I plan to build a computer this year. I would like to know how the licences work for the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant which costs $40 and the CD I can buy at the store
for $70. Can either of these be used for multiple computers? I read that the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant can make an ISO image. Is this the same as the $70 CD I would buy at a store?
Finally, what is the cheapest route to updating all the computers, including the one I plan on building?
Thanks so much and sorry if this is redundant.
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To upgrade our four Windows 7 PC's/ Laptops, do we have to download four times (takes ages) or can we download once, and create a bootable install disk (USB). Then pay for the upgrade licenses on each of the 4 PC's/Laptops without doing separate downloads,
and then install each PC/Laptop from the single install disk (USB)?
Once. Collect all the license (product keys) together in a safe place and install from the single media you downloaded/created (although it might be wise to have a copy of said media stored in the same safe place as the product keys - like a fireproof/waterproof
safe as well.)
I am guessing you have utilized Windows 8 and like it and also confirmed withe the hardware manufacturers of the computers in question (as well as all third party hardware attached to and installed on said machines) that everything will function as desired
in Windows 8 and they support that? (It is not Microsoft that makes things compatible - it is the people who make their own products to run on top of Microsoft software. One Microsoft, millions of software and hardware manufacturers.)