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Reuse my recently purchased windows key

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    Reuse my recently purchased windows key


    Yesterday I bought a windows key but I downloaded the 32 bit version of windows 8. I have now the iso. file of windows 8 64 bit, but can I use the same key?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Daniel, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The product key number is good for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but you can of course only have one activated at the same time.

    You would need to do a clean install to the 64-bit though.

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    Windows8


    Thank you for your quick anwser, wow.

    Just one question, can I just format my computer, not worrying about the key or do I have to change it before I format?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    Nar, you can just format it.
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