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Brought new laptop, Want to transfer windows 8 license

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Brought new laptop, Want to transfer windows 8 license


    Hello guys,

    I brought new laptop & it comes with no operating system installed.
    I have old laptop and it has windows 8.1 32 bit installed with genuine retail product key. I have that product key in my email.

    1) Now I want to install Windows 8 or 8.1 to my new laptop. I want to install 64 Bit windows now. Is it possible ? I heard 32 & 64 bit product keys are common.

    2) How to remove the product key from old laptop ? I heard that I can not use 1 product key on 2 device at a same time.

    3) Please guide me how can I use that product key to activate windows 8 on my new laptop ? I mean what are the steps ?

    4) Also I don't have ISO of Windows 8 64 BIT. How can I download genuine windows 8 64 bit ISO ? Is there anyway to download it from Microsoft ?


    Thank you in advance....

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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by xperiaz View Post
    I want to install 64 Bit windows now. Is it possible ?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by xperiaz View Post
    2) How to remove the product key from old laptop ?

    3) Please guide me how can I use that product key to activate windows 8 on my new laptop ?

    4) Also I don't have ISO of Windows 8 64 BIT.
    How to transfer Windows 8/8.1 license to new computer. -> link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xperiaz View Post
    I want to install 64 Bit windows now. Is it possible ?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by xperiaz View Post
    2) How to remove the product key from old laptop ?

    3) Please guide me how can I use that product key to activate windows 8 on my new laptop ?

    4) Also I don't have ISO of Windows 8 64 BIT.
    How to transfer Windows 8/8.1 license to new computer. -> link
    Thanks mate for super quick reply. I have windows 8 product key? Is it work on windows 8.1 ?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Also, to be legal you must uninstall it on your old laptop. May have to call the number to get it activated.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Also, to be legal you must uninstall it on your old laptop. May have to call the number to get it activated.
    Like genet said I will paste this command to cmd slmgr /upk. so product key will be uninstalled then I will install on new laptop.
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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by xperiaz View Post
    I have windows 8 product key? Is it work on windows 8.1 ?
    Yes.

    If the Windows 8.1 installer does not accept your Windows 8/8.1 product key, it means that you have the wrong installation media.
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    I did something similar to this recently -- and the Win8.1 install accepted my Win8 retail product key without problems.
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    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I did something similar to this recently -- and the Win8.1 install accepted my Win8 retail product key without problems.
    Thanks all for help. Also how to backup key of microsoft office 2010.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Here you go, try This
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    Also how to backup key of microsoft office 2010.
    Don't know any way to actually "back it up". I went through this recently as I needed to do a clean install of Win8.1 -- which would entail reinstalling Office.

    I downloaded and installed Belarc Advisor -- and upon running it, saw it display the Office key -- which I typed into a text file, so that I could later copy it into the installer. And while I do have the DVD with the key, it's in a closet somewhere and recovering the key this way is faster.
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