Upgrading to Windows 8 - What happens to old Windows 7 CD key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by dehsA, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. dehsA

    dehsA MDL Novice

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    I used the OEM Windows 7 CD key from my mom's laptop to sign up for the Windows 8 upgrade and was wondering what will happen to the Windows 7 key once I activate the Windows 8 on another computer? I'm just afraid she will no longer be able to use her laptop and if that's the case I'll just upgrade hers instead of mine.

    Can anyone share your firsthand experience?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Don't worry. Nothing will happen :D
     
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  3. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    The Windows 7 key remains intact and usable. You are entitled to sign up for the Windows 8 upgrade using the details of one PC, and use the Windows 8 key on another PC instead when you receive it (Microsoft itself says so).
     
  4. bfc_xxx

    bfc_xxx MDL Junior Member

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    :eek::eek: That is great!!! :D:D
     
  5. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    right on man:D

     
  6. dehsA

    dehsA MDL Novice

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    Thanks!
    What about if I was to reformat the Windows 7 laptop, would the old CD key still validate while the Windows 8 CD key is in use?
     
  7. dehsA

    dehsA MDL Novice

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    Thanks. My knowledge of BIOS SLIC is severely limited... o_O