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Windows 8.1 Lifetime


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#1 Justa

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Seems fine to me but definitely found Windows 7 more enjoyable.  My boot times with 8.1 are fast and I must admit it works quite well on my machines.  I'm considering running solid state instead of a hard drive for the operating system.  But I'm guessing it would require purchasing a new operating system.  Does anyone have a educated guess of how far out Windows 9 is?  Also will there be a date for purchase of Windows 8.1 in which Microsoft will let you upgrade to version 9 when it becomes available.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:22 PM

You should be able to install your version of Windows 8.1 on a ssd and have it activated without any problems.

 

I would suggest that you backup all of your important data to removable media.  

 

Then wipe the hdd with a program like Darik's Boot and Nuke to completely overwrite the entire disc.

 

Disconnect the hdd, install the ssd and install Windows 8.1.

 

You will need to format the hdd before you can use it for storage.


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