Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

win8 downloaded / win7 none activation

  1. #1

    Posts : 1

    win8 downloaded / win7 none activation

    When Win 8 was released I bought it as a download from Microsoft this included the product number, I now want to load it in a new laptop, I first have to install my win7 but I can't use the 7s product number cause that's being used in my other laptop.
    If I load win7 without activating it, then load win8 and activate that what will happen after the 30 days of not activating win7 ???

    Did any of that make any sense ???

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Your Windows 8 install will become invalid after 30 days. You need to purchase a license, if you wish to continue using. Windows 7 licensing has nothing to do with 8. Same with 8 has nothing to do with 7.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    How do you download Windows 8.1 and clean install Windows 8.1, if you have a Windows 8 product key? -> link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

win8 downloaded / win7 none activation
Related Threads
Hopefully my explanation of this problem is not too confusing, this my first post. My system is a multi-boot for Win7, Win8.1 & XP. I boot into Win7 most of the time. The multi-boot is controlled via EasyBCD in Win7. My data drive is a separate disk - F. I have been running this configuration...
delete this thread.
Greetings. I'm using a game "Eurotrucksimulator 2" and it is made with DirectX 9.0c. With same hardware (same PC), I have 15-20% lower performance in this game with Windows 8.1 than I had with Windows 7 :(. It is a MSI GTX 770 Lightning graphic card, and I'm using same driverversion in both Win7...
Win7-Home -> Win7-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8-Pro-Upgrade -> Win8.1 Yes I had to go through that litany of upgrades to get to Win8.1 and I then installed a bunch of software on top. Then I wanted to use the Windows Hyper-V so I could get Ubuntu running also but it turns out that my Intel CPU Core 2 Duo...
I've built PCs since the days of the XT, when a 20 Meg HD was huge, and I can NOT get Win8 to let me do much outside of go onto Facebook. I cant find the DL folder to access files. I cant find a SEARCH window, to try and find files. I cant find the NETWORK interface, to configure my wireless...
Solved Win7 to Win8 upgrade..?? in General Support
Would all computers using Win7 be upgradeable to Win8?? I'm thinking about buying a Toshiba all in one touch screen with win7 installed.I read a review that stated the model could not be upgraded because drivers were not compatable. The model is LX835-d3250. This is a recent model release with few...
I currently have Win7 & Win8 preview in separate partitions on the same machine. I am trying to figure out the best way to install win8 pro on my system and keep my current dual boot setup with Win 7 intact and stay legal. So....I have a 3 licence family pack of windows 7 of which I have used...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook