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thnorris13
I bought a new Dell laptop earlier in the year with Windows 8. I didn't like Windows 8 at that time and re-installed my copy of Windows 7 Pro I had. Now I am trying Windows 8.1 Preview and have decided that when the Update comes out in October that I may want to go to Windows 8.1. My question is: Will I be able to update the Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 Pro without any trouble? I want to keep Windows 7 running on another partition but have Windows 8.1 on another in a dual boot situation. If I re-formatted and overwrote Win 8 with Win 7 will I have to buy a new product key to activate it since the product key was embedded in the BIOS of Win 8?

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    Sue T
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    a recovery partition on it that you can use to restore your computer to the way it was when you bought it. Make sure you move your Windows 7 partition before you end up overwriting it when you use the recovery tool. See Dell's site to get directions on using it. It is my understanding that you can't update Windows 8 preview which was a free download.

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    amethst
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    You can search answers on the Dell official site, and you also get help on this website http://www.backup-utility.com/okr/create-windows8-recovery-partition-0326.html about windows 8 recovery partition.

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    amethst
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    You can search answers on the Dell official site, and you also get help on this website http://www.backup-utility.com/okr/create-windows8-recovery-partition-0326.html about windows 8 recovery partition.