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Information need about product key

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Information need about product key


    hello everyone i am a student and have a Dream Spark Microsoft account. i have a windows 8.1 key provided by MS from my account.. i just want to need when i use this key on my laptop is it fixed for it???? i mean if i want to change my laptop and get a new one this key will work on new???? if not then is there any way to free my key from old system?????

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You have to check what the terms of this type of account are. But when you buy a new PC, it will come with a new Windows anyhow.

    If it is a retail key, you can move it. An OEM key you cannot move.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello likewinryk, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you will be able to activate the product key on the new PC, but you will need to remove it from the old PC. If it doesn't activate normally online, then you may need to activate by phone.

    Windows 8 EULA
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    ok thanks then i will try when i change my Pc.. hope it will work
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