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Can I use my Dreamspark Windows 8 license on a Mac? RRS feed

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  • I am asking if I can legally use a Windows 8 upgrade on my Macintosh in bootcamp or in a virtualized environment purchased on Dreamspark premium?  The license states that I am supposed to have a computer with a certificate of authenticity(COA) affixed to the computer.  What is the procedure for doing this? If I purchase a full version of Windows XP, Vista, or 7 and attach the COA to the Mac, is that legal?  I do have Windows XP on another computer that I don't use very much.  Could I take the OEM disk, install it, and take the XP certificate of authenticity off of the original computer and affix it to the Mac.  Would that satisfy my legal requirements?
    Friday, August 30, 2013 5:15 AM

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