[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
I have a Windows 7 home premium laptop and I gave it a check to see if it’s compatible with windows 8 and it is .
I have a Windows 8 desktop as well .
Can I burn on a dvd the windows 8 and use it on my laptop to upgrade so I don’t have to spend over 100.00 on a windows 8 dvd ?
No, you can’t.
This won’t work for two reasons. You can’t take the files that are on your Windows 8 computer, transfer them to the old computer and be instantly running Windows 8. That is not the way things work. You would need to install Windows 8 from a Windows 8 DVD, or a download from Microsoft.
The second reason is that this is not legal. Like it or not, Windows 8 is over $100, and pirating a copy from another computer is stealing plain and simple.
Windows 7 is a great operating system, and unless you have a specific reason for upgrading to Windows 8, I would save my money and continue to run Windows 7 on the laptop.
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