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Reinstall Windows 8 after factory repair?

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    Windows 8

    Reinstall Windows 8 after factory repair?


    I upgraded the pre-installed Windows 7 to Windows 8 on a computer under warranty. The computer developed a defect that needs a factory repair and I will be using the recovery facility to restore Windows 7 before the computer is collected.
    On return its return will I be able to use the same installation disc and product key to upgrade again?

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Try it and see if it activates first.

    If not, you may need to call MS and explain to get activated.

    I don't think you will any difficulty. MS are desperate to try and get people to use this thing.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    That's two or three weeks in the future! Thank you for your response.
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    If it's a hardware problem, do an image backup then when you get it back do an image restore.
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