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Re-activate Win 8

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    Re-activate Win 8


    Hi.
    I had a copy of windows 8 on one of my pc's. I bought it some time ago digitally when there was an offer to get it as an upgrade for a lower price (i think it was 40$).
    Anyway, the pc is died on me and i bought a new hard drive, now, i tried to download the Win 8 assistant in hopes it will ask me for the key (i already did it once) but now it does not offer an activation, only bring me to the checkout.
    Right now im using Win 7.
    Is there anyway i can re-activate Win 8? i have the key.

    Thank you

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    If you have successfully installed Win 7 on that new hard drive, you can download the Windows 8 upgrade ISO and use your key to reactivate it. Please follow Brink's excellent tutorial here:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Good luck.
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