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using cd key twice

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    using cd key twice


    would be possible to reuse my dream spark windows 8 CD key on another computer to upgrade it to media center.

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    NO.

    One key=one install= one PC.
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    yes but the isnt the old key replaced when you install media center.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dragon,

    Sorry, but no. Only one key per activation.

    The Windows 8 Media Center Pack doesn't replace your Windows 8 key, it's just an added feature that gets unlocked using the Media Center key.

    You can still get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free until January 31, 2013 if you have Windows 8 Pro installed on the other computer though. You will just need to use a different email address to get another free product key.

    See:
    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    and

    Add features - Microsoft Windows


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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