WL 8 Boxed vs Download Question

Can anyone tell me whether the download version of the update from 7 to 8 is a patch or a full version?

I am a registered WL7 (full version) user. I reload my studio software occasionally and I’d like to know if the download version of WL8 can be loaded from scratch (provided I have the proper licensing) or whether it has to be loaded OVER a WL7 load as would a patch.

If it is like a patch, is the boxed version of the upgrade a “full” version, or a patch as well?

Just trying to same some steps in the future, if possible.


It’s a full version, not a patch.