License question?

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  1. catsado

    catsado MDL Novice

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    Hi, guys. Just a fast question. When the Windows 8 promotion was in place i took advantage of it and brought a Windows 8 Pro key using my old XP Home license(its legal). Everything is fine and so but i wonder can i remove the old XP COA sticker or i need to keep it if the guys in black come to check if i brought everything legally? After all i keep my Win8 Pro e-mail and receipt, just haven't ordered the back up DVD they offer. Thanks.
     
  2. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Its your computer you do what you want. Like you know already you cannot activate using that old key anyway now, you could take it off if you like.
     
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  3. catsado

    catsado MDL Novice

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    WOW that was a fast response. Well i have no intend to use the old XP key. I don't need it. Just wanna know if i can remove it from my case or i still need to save it there, so if there is need(Lets say a check from the authorities) to prove that i got my Win8 the legal way?
    P.S. I'm from those guys that like their cases clean from stickers ;) .
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No need to be on the case, but you should keep it. After all, you bought an upgrade license, and the XP COA is the prerequisite license.
     
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  5. catsado

    catsado MDL Novice

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    Bump, some1 else :) ?
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Carlos Detweiller, gave you the correct answer.
     
  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    there is no need for bump :eek:
    All answers are given

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  8. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    COA sticker are useless unless you need the serial number to install that version of Windows.

    M$ is not going to come kick down your door.....
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  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    No, they don't come by person, they will send a drone :laie:
     
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  10. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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