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Windows 8 Upgrade Question-Is the Key Limited?

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 7

    Windows 8 Upgrade Question-Is the Key Limited?


    I have one computer running Win 7. I purchsed the $40 upgrade to Win 8 when they had that promotion. My question - is the key tied to the computer I downloaded on or can it be used on another machine?
    Thanks for your response.
    Jim

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by otisdog View Post
    can it be used on another machine?
    Yes.

    Look at this post for info: Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

    Now you will see text that says: This product key is being used on another PC. Please try a different key.

    Then you need select Call support.

    NOTE: The activation robot asks you how many PCs you have installed Windows on. The correct answer is number 1.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    Windows 7


    Thanks!
    Sorry - I didn't see this particular forum so I posted in the wrong place. Lots of good info and smart people here.
    Jim
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