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clean install on laptop question

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    clean install on laptop question


    I just purchased a retail version of win 8.1 and installed it on my build. My wife's laptop may, wind up needing a fresh install but hopefully not. My question is can I use my install disc to re-install her system which is the same version as mine if I use the key off her pc to activate the install with and, is it legal? Thanks!

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    Why not your wife's product number will automatically activate. If your worried download the ISO from MS Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Depends, on the media....

    But the link given above and in my sig below will work with 8/8.1 oem and retail keys
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