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Thread #149793   Message #3487123
Posted By: JohnInKansas
06-Mar-13 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: why did I think windows 8 would work
Subject: RE: why did I think windows 8 would work
Error in previous, paragraph 4:

For all recent versions of Windows all of the possible versions are on your machine or on the installation disk. All that's needed to switch from one version of WinXP - to another Win8 - is a new "registration number" (call Microsoft to get it) that turns the features on or off. You can't go from one OS to another (e.g Win8 to Win7) that way but should be able to turn on Win8 Pro if you have the basic Win8.

Should be:

For all recent versions of Windows all of the possible versions are on your machine or on the installation disk. All that's needed to switch from one version of WinXP to another WinXP, or one Win8 to another Win8 - is a new "registration number" (call Microsoft to get it) that turns the features on or off. You can't go from one OS to another (e.g Win8 to Win7) that way but should be able to turn on Win8 Pro if you have the basic Win8.

(a constant problem at mudcat (for me) is that the Reply box sometimes doesn't show where your cursor is, so what you think you type one place goes somewhere else. I think that's what happened here.(?). I corrected what went elsewhere, but didn't get back to what I'd intended to fix in preview)

John