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promo code re-use on additional computers?

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    promo code re-use on additional computers?


    I was told that I can use the promo code for a computer I bought last month. That gets Windows 8 Pro for $15 instead of $40. I already used the code for that computer. Can I use it for other computers I have?

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    NO.
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    No, but you can buy an additional code for a mere $15 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    No, but you can buy an additional code for a mere $15 more.
    not if the other PCs was purchase before July ( or whatever the date , I have not check )
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    No, but you can buy an additional code for a mere $15 more.
    Only 10 more in the UK, £14.99 & £24.99.
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    No, but you can buy an additional code for a mere $15 more.
    not if the other PCs was purchase before July ( or whatever the date , I have not check )
    If you want to follow the rules, yes....it would have to be purchased in a specific time window. However, for anybody who has been through the process will tell you...MS doesn't require hardly anything for proof. they just asked what brand and model you bought and from where. I was surprised that it was as easy and proof was not needed.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Like all these things - until somebody has actually TRIED it the issue is still theoretical.

    Now why don't you TEST it. If you are worried about the legality then you don't have to KEEP the installed system on your computer. The OP asked a technical question for which currently nobody seems to have a definitive answer. The server *Should* refuse to complete the purchase if the promo code has been used already. Note I say *Should* but it might allow the purchase to complete --up to you then to decide what to do.

    My own view on this is two fold :

    a) the issue is purely between "You and your Maker".

    b) If the Ms servers aren't robust enough to detect what promo codes have been used and by whom then that's THEIR problem and subject to a) above either use or reject at choice.

    In a way it's a bit like using a Bank ATM -- if you withdrew say 150 EUR and two 50 EUR notes were stuck together so you got 200 EUR - would you go back into the bank and return the extra 50 (might be impossible if the machine was say in a shopping Mall, Railway station etc).

    I'd take a punt here that 99% of people --even if they were the most god fearing and devout people on the planet would probably opt to keep the extra 50 EUR probably thinking - we've bailed out most of these banks anyway with our taxes.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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