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How can I obtain another Windows 8 Key for my wife's laptop?

  1. #1

    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    How can I obtain another Windows 8 Key for my wife's laptop?

    I have a copy of Windows 8 Pro and Key, which I have installed on my desktop.

    How can I obtain another Windows 8 Key for my wife's laptop?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Lafargeotte,

    You would need to purchase another copy of Windows 8 to get one. One license (key number) per installation.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    You *might* qualify for a cheaper upgrade -- this would definitely be cheaper than having to purchase a full second copy -- check out the "Upgrade" options -- you might qualify.

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  4. #4

    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Seems daft to have to download again when already have the software!
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)

    It's not just software, it's an operating system, and even software has licensing limitations. Like all OS's before it it is 1 license per machine. As previously stated here though, there are several upgrade routes and they aren't very expensive. Once installed you can get Media Center for free until Jan 31, 2013.

    This is the Canadian page but there must be a similar one for France. Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows

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  6. #6

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    Seems daft to have to download again when already have the software!
    If the newly purchased key number is also for a Windows 8 Pro, then you can use the same already ISO or DVD downloaded Windows 8 installation media to install it on the other computer, but you would just need to enter the newly purchased key number other than the other one.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 30
    Windows 8

    Is your wife's laptop already running an older version of windows? If so then go to microsofts website on it and puchase the win 8 upgrade. You get the new key emailed to you, and you can install it with your current windows 8 media.
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  8. #8

    You can purchase another product key for your wife and download a copy from here
    or you can always call Microsoft @ 1-800-Microsoft and buy over the phone.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit

    I just noticed the above link blue.. ( here ) one can have 5 keys.. on the bottom of the upgrade page..( in GREY.)
    I went back using the blue link... copied then pasted it for you to see.

    * Offer valid from October 26, 2012 until January 31, 2013 and is limited to five upgrade licenses per customer. To install Windows 8 Pro, customers must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Get the full details on our special offer.
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  10. #10

    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Terms and Conditions

    Promotion details

    The promotional price is limited to one upgrade per PC and a maximum limit of five upgrade licenses per customer.

    This promotion is available beginning on October 26, 2012 and runs until January 31, 2013, inclusive.

    Thats whats on terms and conditions
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