Upgrade to Genuine Windows 8 Pro from non genuine Windows 7

Posted by mark on Super User See other posts from Super User or by mark
Published on 2012-10-29T08:21:00Z Indexed on 2012/10/29 11:05 UTC
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I have a computer with non-genuine windows 7 (cracked with windows loader). I was thinking of buying / upgrading to Windows 8 Pro. I ran Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe and was said that I can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

  1. Can I perform a clean upgrade (format and install) from my current windows 7 to windows 8?
  2. In future, in order to re-install Windows 8 do I need to re-install the non-genuine Windows 7 and install on top of it?
  3. If my hard disk crash, or I want to install on a new hard disk (clean install), do I need to install windows 7 again before upgrading to Windows 8?
  4. If I don't like Windows 8, can I downgrade to Windows 7 genuine?

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