If my laptop with upgradedW8 gets ruined, will my key work for a clean installation?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by jjosefo, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. jjosefo

    jjosefo MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2009
    Hi guys! Maybe this is a very stupid question but after reading many posts here, it is still unclear to me:

    What happens if my upgraded (I paid $15 for the upgrade) laptop suddenly fails to boot or W8 gets ruined? :confused:

    1. Will my W8 key work for a clean installation?

    2. Should I install W7 first and then upgrade to W8 to use the key?

    3. Where to download a complete image of W8 Pro?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help :)
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
    You must ship broken parts of your PC to Redmond to prove that you're legit :D

    (read instructions on this on MDL ... lol)
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  3. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    if you bothered to search the 100800340830482304830830483204 threads on the subjest you will see the short answer is yes.