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Upgrade to 8.1


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#1 landscaper

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 06:24 PM

Hi,my granddaughter has a HP laptop about 3 years old with Windows7 Home Premium.She would like to know and so would I if she can upgrade to 8.1 and

use her 7 key to activate it.Thank-you.


Edited by hamluis, 24 November 2016 - 07:52 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Win 8 - Hamluis.


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

Short answer - No.

 

The only way to change the OS on this laptop to 8.1 would be to buy an installable copy of 8.1 and run it as a new install. This would mean having to back up all her data first and, afterwards, re-install all her applications. And having an install copy of 8.1 you would then have an 8.1 authentication key.

 

Given that Win 7 will be supported until early 2020, which should be about the life of this laptop, I have to wonder why you want to change to 8.1.

 

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#3 landscaper

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:56 PM

She really doesn't want to change but she is really into computers and likes to learn all she can.Thank-you for

your quick response.I really can't fault her for being curious and wanting to learn.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 01:52 AM

She could upgrade to Windows 10 using the Accessibility options.

 

See this thread

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632238/upgrading-to-windows-10/

 

If she makes a system image before hand she can always go back to 7 if she doesn't like it.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:19 AM

Thank-you






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