Can genuine Win8 key be used to activate 32 and/or 64 bit?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by machinist, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    As subject really. Can a genuine Windows8 key activate both 32 and 64 bit, depending on what you choose?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Yes, you can activate on both arhitectures.
     
  3. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    Fab, many thanks - I knew it'd be a quick one to answer :biggrin:
     
  4. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Do not be fooled by those sites that distinguish from the two.
     
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  5. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    Yeah, I'm pretty savvy with PC/OS stuff but conflicting stories on interweb confused me enough to ask my question.
    Thanks again guys.
     
  6. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    SEARCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH o_O
     
  7. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    .....last question.
    I have now purchased Windows 8 and have a Product Key only. Is that enough to get Windows 8.1 working? I thought I needed a Product Key and an Activation Key??
     
  8. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    #8 Humphrey, Sep 19, 2013
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  9. machinist

    machinist MDL Novice

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    OK, I bought Core version.
    Will try your method and report back.
     
  10. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    I suppose since you've not reported back that you've accomplished what it is you came here for.
     
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  11. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    It works. You don't need the slmgr commands. Just go to windows' change product key, change it there and it'll auto activate at once (when online).
     
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