1.    24 Aug 2015 #1
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    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.    24 Aug 2015 #2
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    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.    24 Aug 2015 #3
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    i upgraded from 7 how do i buy a key?
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson400 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.    24 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by danderson400 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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