Corrine Administrator, Microsoft MVP, Security Analyst Staff member Joined Feb 22, 2012 Posts 10,158 Location Upstate, NY Dec 13, 2012 #1 Ed Bott is putting together a series of FAQ's for upgrading to Windows 8. The first installment, The ultimate Windows 8 upgrade FAQ | ZDNet, includes the following: Where's the product key? If you choose the download option, what format do the installer files come in? How much does the upgrade cost? How many upgrades can you purchase? Is there an upgrade path from an earlier 32-bit Windows version to 64-bit Windows 8? And more The second installment contains the ins and outs of each upgrade path, Everything you need to know about Windows 8 upgrades (FAQ part 2) | ZDNet Getting Started Upgrading from Windows XP Upgrading from Windows Vista Upgrading from Windows 7 Upgrading from any Windows 8 preview Setting up Windows 8 on a new PC, new virtual machine, or dual-boot partition Moving from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro Downgrading to Windows 7 The final installment will cover everything you need to know about Windows 8 product keys and activation.