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8.1 activation


tinmar49

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I have just got 8.1 (full version ) from The Windows Store. It seems to be running ok but it activated automatically without my help. Is this right? I only had to enter the security code sent to my email address.:confused:
 

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SebasSmits

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Yes, its how it works now. because you updated from a licensed windows 8 version you don't have to pay for the new version. So they came up with this system. No worry's
 

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When you update though the store it uses your current 8 Product code for activation. It will only update if you system is already legally activated.
 

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cdk34

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Hi!
Sorry if I write here but I've got a strange question:
I was running the windows 8.1 beta (the free version with the activation key given from Microsoft), and today I somehow update to windows 8.1 full from the official windows store.
My computer was running with an oem windows 7 license.
Which kind of update license should I buy that will activate? (cos windows asked to be activated but the option to buy a key from their store is 250€??) Just asking because I can find a physical copy of upgrade to windows 8 at around 50€ or digital copy on e-bay around 25€.

Thank you for the attention,
Davide
 

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