Booting camping with Windows now, then with nMP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luba, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Hi, I am boot camping with Windows 8 now with my Mac Pro. I set it up by buying a Windows 8 System Builder DVD on Amazon. If I Boot Camp again with nMP would I need to buy another Windows 8 System Builder DVD?

    Or is there a way to de-authorize Windows 8 on my Mac Pro, so I can transfer it to nMP? I know that's how Adobe's CS 5 Master Collection works, but I couldn't find such a command in Windows 8.
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    The System Builder license is technically tied to the original computer it is installed on.
     
  3. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    Microsoft will allow you to re-authorize (requires a phone call) a new computer with RETAIL copies of Windows. System builder disks are permanently tied to the first computer that they are installed/authorized on, and you will be unable to re-authorize them on a different computer.
     
  4. Luba thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Thought so :( . . . but I am allowed to do clean installs on that first computer, correct? The drivers for Mac keyboard and trackpad is kind of acting weird, so I'd like to do a clean install as I upgrade to Windows 8.1 (have 8.0 installed)

     
  5. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Yes you can do a clean install onto the SAME machine.
     

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