Jump to content



Photo

Questions regarding Windows 8 upgrade


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 KRazpopov

KRazpopov

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 27-April 10
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Phone: Samsung Omnia 7

Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:53

I've been looking into purchasing the Windows 8 upgrade (I know I'm a bit late to the game), however I don't have a credit card. The only person I knew in the area with a credit card and a couldn't get the "upgrade advisor" to accept his credit card number. So now I'm going to see if a friend over in Germany can fetch me a copy. My questions regarding this are:

1) How exactly does Microsoft provide you with the disc image? Do they give you a link to download from, or does the upgrade advisor download it then & there?
2) How do they provide you with the serial number? Is it sent via email to the address that is inputted, or is it given to you via some other method?
3) What language will the OS be in, considering it will be bought from Germany? I'd prefer it be in English, as I have barely any understanding of German.


#2 Marshall

Marshall

    ▇ ▂ ▃ ▁ ▁ ▅

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 22-June 03
  • Location: USA

Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:55

Moved Here

#3 Lee G.

Lee G.

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 28-October 04
  • Location: London, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1

Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:59

1. The ISO is downloaded through the upgrade advisor.
2. The serial number is shown to you in the upgrade advisor after purchasing Windows 8, and is also emailed to you.
3. I imagine it would be in German, but the serial number would still work with an English copy of Windows 8.

#4 OP KRazpopov

KRazpopov

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 27-April 10
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Phone: Samsung Omnia 7

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:10

1. The ISO is downloaded through the upgrade advisor.

Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)

#5 shozilla

shozilla

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 6
  • Joined: 11-January 09

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:17

Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)


You will get 3 options:

- install now
- burn ISO to DVD
- save to desktop to install later.

But not sure about in Germany, the options may be different. The options mentioned above are USA/English version which shown on my end when I bought a copy.

#6 tkaw220

tkaw220

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 02-October 12

Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:20

Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)


The download size is about 2GB and it took me 15 minutes to download.



Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!