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Can I sell my Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade) disc + serial?

  1. #1

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    PoS Windows 8

    Can I sell my Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade) disc + serial?


    I've had enough of Windows 8 now. I can't put up with the lack of start menu (3rd party programs are buggy, inc. classic shell).
    Programs stock working randomly.
    Desktop does not properly boot sometimes requiring a restart.
    Core applications are placed in obscure places. eg. system restore is buried behind a plethora of links and not searchable within start.

    I just want to know if I can sell my Windows 8 Pro Upgrade?
    If so, how do I deactivate my current serial?

    I plan on buying Windows 7.

    This is what I have bought:
    Click image for larger version
    From here:

    Last edited by Brink; 18 Nov 2013 at 11:47. Reason: ebay link removed

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Killer Hornet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you may sell it if you like to another person. Be sure to let them know that it has been used since they may need to activate by phone if it will not activate online normally since the product key had already been activated on your PC.

    Windows 8 EULA

    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user?

    You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new computer, you must remove the software from the prior computer. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between computers. You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.
    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    PoS Windows 8

    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    So I don't need to do anything in regards to deactivating the current OS?

    Good to know I can make at least some of my money back
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  4. #4

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Other than removing it from your PC and letting the seller know it's used, nothing.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 62
    Microsoft Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by KILLER HORNET View Post
    3rd party programs are buggy, inc. classic shell)
    Out of curiosity, what bugs or problems did you face with Classic Shell? I ask so they can be fixed. Btw, I agree with your opinion of Windows 8. They took many steps backwards from Windows 7.
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  6. #6

    Quote Originally Posted by KILLER HORNET View Post

    (3rd party programs are buggy, inc. classic shell).
    I'm using StartIsBack[+] With win 8.1. No problems at all
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