Upgrade Microsoft Open License

I have microsoft open licences including Windows ( XP - Vista - 7 - 8 - 8.1 ) Server ( 2008 - 2012 ) , Office ( 2007 - 2010 - 2013 )
How can i upgrade that license to the last Microsoft products
sure i know i have to pay but how
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerAsked:
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Trent SmithCommented:
As far as I know the only way to do an upgrade on an open license is to have Software Assurance when you purchase the license.  If you didn't purchase SA at the time then you will need to purchase a new license from Microsoft.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Upgrades haven't been sold for years... at least 10 I think.  Microsoft replaced Upgrade licenses with Software Assurance which was sold at the time of license purchase.  Meaning, for example, you bought Microsoft Office 2010 with Software Assurance (SA).  Office may have cost $400, with SA it would cost maybe $600.  But with SA, you get all versions of Office released for 3 years - so you would have gotten the upgrade to 2013 "free".

If you didn't buy SA or let it lapse, you have to buy completely new copies of the software.

(You can ADD SA to OEM Windows Licenses - buy a computer with Windows 8.1 Pro, purchase SA separately (I think for about $100), and you get 3 years of upgrades free and I THINK Enterprise).

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Trent SmithCommented:
Lee - Thanks for the verification that SA needs to be purchased in order to get an "upgrade" of the purchased items.
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all
Unfortunately, I bought 50 License of windows and office and did not ask for insurance :O
i'll check may i have SA
and will inform you back
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks all
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