So, I have a dumb question.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Linktopower, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    #1 Linktopower, Jan 25, 2013
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    Okay, I bought a Windows 8 Pro last year. And the Product Key has been in use on my Desktop computer.
    But I just recently used my Windows Media Center key. And I had to reactivate my desktop using the MC-Key.

    Now I don't know of I'm right or not. But Wouldn't my Original Windows 8 pro Key be free to be used on another computer?
    Or Is the original windows 8 pro key still tied to my current system?

    Just curios that's all, and If this has already been asked, Staff please feel free to delete this.
     
  2. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Thoughts on this anyone?
     
  3. Jachra

    Jachra MDL Member

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    They are both tied your original system. So your original Windows 8 Pro key isn't free at all.
     
  4. preskent

    preskent MDL Novice

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    They tie everything down now. I bought an upgrade from Windows 7 and it invalidated my Windows 7 key. I hate Windows 8 and have no way to go back down.
     
  5. Majestic

    Majestic MDL Junior Member

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    It is either a dumb question or Microsoft @ M$ is dumb.
    What do you think? :p
     
  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Just call Microsoft Support, they can refund you your money etc, you just have to call :p
     
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  7. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Well, didn't think I would get such a smart ass remark so quick... Oh well.


    So... Both are now tied to my system eh?. Hmm... Oh well. Thanks.
     
  8. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    just delete that crap,re-install win 7 :spoton:
     
  9. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    You can use WMC keys on any computer,i have used 30+ WMC keys over and over over,tested,still working,activation for life ,yo :spoton:
     
  10. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    You can do it but both systems are in a risk to be flagged as non-genuine.

    In a first moment, the Windows 8 Pro with Media Center RETAIL Upgrade activation is checked every time to prevent this events.

    Your WMC Activation also contains the old PRO data, so it is also validated against Microsoft.
     
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  11. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Ah, So it is tied to my old key still. Thanks at least this validates my thoughts.
    I wasn't going to install on another system anyways,
    It was just peaking my interest on weather or not the old pro key is still being used some how.

    Thanks again for a clear answer.