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limit in the number of activations of windows 8 pro upgrade


webtax

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hi ! i had little question about windows 8 pro upgrade..

How many times can i activate using the key (same computer, reinstalls)?

i bought the win 8 upgrade, but i'm having trouble with an old hardware and it's drivers often freeze windows 8, sometimes corrupting data. So having to do some trouble shooting i have had to reinstall and activate again. I'll try to make an image for the future tough.

so, now i worry if there is a limit. What happens or what can i do after reaching that limit?
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 7 x86,7 x64, 8 x64, xp
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    2500k
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    asus p8p67 pro
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    16 gb
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    ati hd4850
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you call them and you tell to the nice computer that it's install only on 1 PC, and the nice computer will give you the code.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
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    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

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Generally spreading from the pc you can activate nearly at will. If you do run into a problem, it's just a quick call to ms.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

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