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Problem with product key

  1. #1


    Roswell, GA
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Problem with product key


    I bought two boxed versions on Windows 8 Pro with the discs. I installed a 64 bit version on my Toshiba laptop and a 32 bit version on my desktop. After installation, I downloaded Windows Media Center on each machine using my Windows Live account. After installing Media Center, I ran Belarc Advisor on both machines. To my surprise, both machines now show the same product key. I contacted tech support at MS and the guy told me there shouldn't be a problem, but it seems weird that both machines now have the same product key and it is not the key of either of the boxed versions I bought. Anyone think this will cause problems down the road?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you use the same key when you install Media Center on both?
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  3. #3


    Roswell, GA
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    No. I used different keys from the Media Center downloads. The MS rep said it was because I used the same Windows Live account for each download. I only have one Live account and really don't want to setup another one.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmm.. weird. No, i don't think it will cause any problems.
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