1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #1

    downgrading to windows 8.1


    i am thinking of buying a windows 8.1 on Wednesday should i need a key from Microsoft or not?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Iowa
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2015 #2

    Is this a new computer that came with Windows 10 or did you upgrade from 7 or 8.1? If you upgraded from 8.1 and want to go back, you will not need a key, you just need to downgrade. If you upgraded from 7 or if this is a new computer that came with 10, you will need to buy a new key for 8.1.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #3

    i upgraded from 7 how do i buy a key?
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,937
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Aug 2015 #4

    danderson400 said: View Post
    i upgraded from 7 how do i buy a key?
    When you get a copy of WIn8.1 you'll get a key with it.

    Jeff
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Iowa
    Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2015 #5

    danderson400 said: View Post
    i upgraded from 7 how do i buy a key?
    You'll need to buy a copy of Windows 8.1 from a reputable dealer, such as Tiger Direct, Newegg, or Microsoft store themselves, and then you'll have a key.
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