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Can you use Windows 8 COA key on 1x 8 and 1x 10 computer?

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    Win 10

    Can you use Windows 8 COA key on 1x 8 and 1x 10 computer?


    Is it possible to install Windows 8 using the COA, get the free upgrade to Windows 10 and then install Windows 8 on another computer (or even dual boot on another drive) using the same COA?

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    Possible or not, it's not legal. The Win10 Upgrade consumes the Win8 license -- making it not legal to then reuse that same license on a different PC.
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    Win 10


    What about dual booting? The EULA states "we grant you the right to install and run that one copy on one computer" - Since I'd be running one copy of Windows 8 and one copy of Windows 10 on only one computer, would that be allowed?
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    When you upgraded to Win 10, the Win 8 Product Key became the Win 10 Product Key and you on longer have a Win 8 key.
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Can you use Windows 8 COA key on 1x 8 and 1x 10 computer?
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