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Question about reusing WMC key

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    bangalore
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    Question about reusing WMC key


    can I use the same WMC key to enable WMC on the same pc after re installation of the OS??

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    Presumably. The keys have to be used before end Jan 2013 IIRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    can I use the same WMC key to enable WMC on the same pc after re installation of the OS??
    No, I couldn't use the key when I did my clean install, I had another spare key and used it.
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    bangalore
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    Quote Originally Posted by machare View Post
    Presumably. The keys have to be used before end Jan 2013 IIRC
    The key has already been used to activate WMC once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    can I use the same WMC key to enable WMC on the same pc after re installation of the OS??
    Hello bagavan,

    You can use the same WMC key on the same computer that it first activated on, but activation is not possible on any other computer with online activation - only with phone activation. Of course you cannot have the same product key activated on more than one computer at the same time.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Nov 2012 at 14:52. Reason: correction
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    bangalore
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    Thanks for the information
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Nov 2012 at 14:52.
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    You're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You can use the same WMC key on the same computer that it first activated on, and not on any other computer.
    You can use the WMC key on any other computer. But activation is not possible with online activation - only with phone activation (have tested).
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    Thank you Nifu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You can use the same WMC key on the same computer that it first activated on, and not on any other computer.
    You can use the WMC key on any other computer. But activation is not possible with online activation - only with phone activation (have tested).
    I wouldn't though, that may come back to haunt you. From what I've read, the Media Center upgrade product code replaces your current 8 Pro product code and becomes the key your PC activates with. Using it on more than one PC at the same time could end up with it being refused by the activation server for one or more PC's. Or maybe even black listed.
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