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Can I use my Win 8 Pro disk on another computer?

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    Win8.1 Pro x64 w/MC

    Can I use my Win 8 Pro disk on another computer?

    I bought 8 Pro a few months ago and installed it on my desktop pc. I then purchased the upgrade to get Media Center.
    I have spare parts to build another pc and was wondering if the 8 Pro disk is "not in use" and can be installed as when I did the Media Center upgrade I had to enter a new product key.


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  2. #2

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 pro

    You Shouldn't Have A Problem Installing Windows 8 On The Other PC But Yes You Will Have To Purchase Another Product Key.
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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP

    scajjr2 The Media center upgrade key is tied to the original Windows 8 pro key IE:Your windows 8 Pro key is void when it is replaced by the media center upgrade key. However you are still allowed to Remove "Windows Media Center" and go Back to Windows 8 Pro which would re-activate the windows pro key.
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Can I use my Win 8 Pro disk on another computer?
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