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Can I use my Windows 7 Retail Product Key to activate Windows 8? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have bought a Windows 7 Retail CD along with the product key.

    My Question is, Can I use my Windows 7 Retail Product Key to activate Windows 8?

    Friday, November 16, 2012 6:49 AM

Answers

  • No.  A product key is specific to the version and edition of Windows purchased.  Windows 8 requires purchase of Windows 8 and the product key that comes with Windows 8 will only activate Windows 8.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 8GB ram.


    Friday, November 16, 2012 12:39 PM
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