Written by: Alex Zaharov-ReuttWindows 8’s big changes mean that not everyone will want to jump in to the Windows 8 waters, with Microsoft allowing sales of computers pre-loaded with Windows 7 to continue for two years after Windows 8 launches, probably as “downgrade rights”, alongside sales of Win 7 in retail boxes for a year – just as we’ve seen with previous Windows releases.
I have this HP 655 with Windows 8.0 pre-installed. I want to install the Windows 8.1 mini upgrade. But it's not showing up in Store. I can see updates for various apps, but not what I'm looking for. There is a whole Microsoft support article on this, I know, I've been there, done the reading.
Until just a few days ago I was running a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. After the last update I am unable to boot into windows, however, even manually (the windows entry isn't listed among the boot options). I have tried recovering with a windows recovery cd, but Windows reads the disk as locked and can't repair it.
Within a Microsoft Store on Long Island, Windows Phone 8 displays attracted few testers and even fewer buyers during a spot check on Black Friday. Meanwhile, an AT&T Store manager in nearby Commack, N.Y., said customers had heard about Windows Phone 8 reboot problems, causing few people to buy the smartphones in recent days.
I would like to move my OS install from my HDD to my SSD. I just want to make sure this is possible because I do not know my CD key for my license of Windows 7. Should I just grab it off the side of my PC case on the windows sticker?
I believe the license of Windows 7 I have is and OEM license, and to my understanding it gets locked to my Motherboards BIOS somehow.