Upgrade from an existing version of Windows to Windows 8.
Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade download is available to students
who have paid the Comprehensive fee. Students are entitled to
only one upgrade, either 32-bit or 64-bit. Microsoft only provides
a license to upgrade to Windows 8 under the UB Agreement.
You must have a qualifying operating system on your computer to be
eligible for an upgrade. All computers bought from major
manufacturers are shipped with an operating system.
Qualifying Operating Systems under the UB Agreement:
- Apple Macintosh (for use with Boot Camp, Parallels, VMWare,
- Windows 98 2nd edition
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7 Basic or Home versions
Before you download Windows 8 upgrade, check
your computer to see whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit, so that
you download the correct version.
Some programs have compatibility issues with Windows 8.
Windows Compatibility center to download the Windows 8 Upgrade
Advisor and search by software name for compatibility with Windows
8 before you download the Windows 8 upgrade.
See Microsoft’s Upgrading to Windows 8 tutorial.
If you build a computer from scratch and it is not loaded with
an operating system:
- You are not allowed to use the UB Windows Upgrade
to install Windows
- You must buy a full version of Windows
Use of this product for system building is prohibited by
Microsoft and UB. The Windows Upgrade product is required to be
registered and activated to ensure it is legally obtained and