Question about Personal Use vs. System Builder License.

luci5r

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I'm building a Workstation and I bough the OEM System Builder Windows 8 64-Bit DVD. The License states that when installing, I have to choose between "System Builder" or "Personal Use" license.

I will be using the Workstation for personal use; not for resale; and I have no intention of selling or transferring the license to anybody else. That implies that I should select the "Personal Use" license when asked.

Only question I have is: At some point in the future when, for example, Windows 9, or the next version of Windows is released, will I be able to purchase the "Upgrade" version of that next Windows and upgrade my existing Personal Use Windows 8 License, or will I have to purchase the "Full" version only?

Upgrade licenses are usually far cheaper then full licenses; I'm just not clear whether or not you can use an Upgrade license on a Personal Use license later down the road.

Thanks!
 

luci5r

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So there is no defined certainty of whether or not you'll be able to purchase an upgrade license in future if you use Personal Use license now? That's odd. I really thought there would be a certain definition for this sort of thing.
 

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IMHO, the first rule where Microsoft is concerned is that there are no rules. I'm sure they feel big enough to make whatever rules make them the most money.
 

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