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Windows 8 product key question

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Windows 8 product key question

    Hey all,

    I recently bought Windows 8 and installed it on my desktop. I have a question: does the Product key get linked to your Windows Live account? Asking this because I want to know what happens when I reinstall it on my pc. Don't feel like buying a new key for every install.


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  2. #2

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    Win8 Pro, Win7 Pro, Win8.1 Pro

    You can reinstall it multiple times. But the key can only be active on one computer at a time.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by microsoft
    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
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