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Windows Product Key - cromeo68 - 02-23-2018

Good evening, I have a legitimate copy of windows 8.1 that I indeed purchased from best buy, I have the original key card and the 64 bit and the 32 bit installation discs. I had it on a desktop that eventually got upgraded to Windows 10, can I use the purchased 8.1 and its' corresponding key to install it on another play around laptop? And is there a Windows link I can check the product key to assure it is still usable? Thanks in advance


RE: Windows Product Key - Compton - 02-23-2018

nope you can't use the windows 8.1 key on a next computer because the key have been upgrade to windows 10


RE: Windows Product Key - Britec - 02-23-2018

If you installed Windows 10 and its not activated, you can use that Windows 8.1 key to activate Windows 10.

If you have not used the windows 8.1 key yet, you can use it on any machine you want.

If you have used that Windows 8.1 key you can't use it on any other machine but the one you are using it on, it is now tied to that machine.


RE: Windows Product Key - cromeo68 - 03-01-2018

(02-23-2018, 11:14 AM)Britec Wrote:  If you installed Windows 10 and its not activated, you can use that Windows 8.1 key to activate Windows 10.

If you have not used the windows 8.1 key yet, you can use it on any machine you want.

If you have used that Windows 8.1 key you can't use it on any other machine but the one you are using it on, it is now tied to that machine.
I understand what you good people are saying but the Windows 8.1 is working perfectly on my laptop, sorry I didn't respond sooner, but work is very demanding... Thank you sincerely for your replies but my PC's are working perfectly, Britec rules.............Thanks Brian and Compton Sue, Cheers..............


RE: Windows Product Key - Britec - 03-01-2018

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