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    Lost Win8 setup files

    I downloaded and installed Win8 Pro several months ago (a year ago?) when it was priced at about $40. I used it for several months and was reasonably satisfied with it. But LogMeIn ws not compatible with Win8 at the time, so I uninstalled it and returned to Win7.

    Since the time I uninstalled Win8, the external HD that the setup files were stored on crapped out and I lost everything on it. I do have the activation code. My question is whether or not I can re-acquire a genuine copy of Win8 without having to purchase another copy of Win8 Pro?

    Thanks in advance for any help.


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