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11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 6, 2013, 13:10 Ant
 
peteham wrote on Jan 6, 2013, 08:46:
I'd consider getting this Windows 8 upgrade for my laptop at this price (mainly for the slightly improved battery life), if it wasn't for the upgrade reportedly requiring the presence of an existing Win7 installation every time you want to do a full system wipe/reinstall. Granted, I'm not doing those nearly as often these days compared to the XP-or-earlier era, but even so. Having to FIRST install Win7 and then running the upgrade installer every single time, is too much hassle. So I'll just stick with 7.
Yep, that's upgrade. You need retail to do clean installs. OEM doesn't work well if you want to reuse it on new hardwares since it is only for installation for the same PC. DRM FTL.
 
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