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Win 8 Pro disc- can I use again after upgrade to MC& 8.1?

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    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/MC

    Win 8 Pro disc- can I use again after upgrade to MC& 8.1?

    I have a Win 8 disc I bought last summer to update my pc from Win 7 to Win 8 pro. Since then I have also updated it to the Media Center version and today updated to 8.1. As the product key changed with the media center upgrade is the Win 8 disc now useable on another pc? I'm thinking about updating our HTPC from 7 Pro and would do the Media Center update on that as well meaning the HTPC would end up with a different Win 8 key.


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    The Windows 8 pro product key is still in uses on the first upgrade.

    One product key = One PC.
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Win 8 Pro disc- can I use again after upgrade to MC& 8.1?

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