Windows 10: Possibility of installing Windows 8.1 with the recovery DVD?

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  1.    11 Sep 2015 #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I get annoyed by people passing false information that doesn't make any sense as fact.

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    Question asked: "I have a laptop computer that came with Windows 8. It has the Windows 8 key stored in bios. I have upgraded that laptop to Windows 10 on July 30, the day after Windows 10 RTM came out. I have the original restore discs for it that I made when I bought it. If I decide to sell the laptop, can I use the discs to restore the computer back the way I bought it and let the buyer decide if they want to upgrade to Windows 10 or not?"

    Answer I got was, yes. The Windows 8 key in bios would be good as long as it was used for that computer only. An OEM key is good for the life of the computer it was meant for, and a retail or volume license key is good for as long
    as it does not exceed the number of computers it was purchased for. Call them yourself.Thanks for substantiating your answer and the resa
    Microsoft does not permanently revoke a product key just because it was used as the basis for an upgrade - especially since manufacturers now have the ability to put product keys permanently in a computer BIOS and a consumer upgrade to a different version does not alter that product key in bios just as it does not invalidate the original software that product key was meant for which came loaded on that computer from the manufacturer.

    Now, Mr. Finglonger....where did you get your information from?
    I look forward to your answer. You, Ashok, made the claim that his answer had substance to it. Again, I must ask, what substance did it have to it?
    Thanks for elaborate clarification and substantiating with reasoning. I am now convinced that Windows 8.1 which was bundled with my purchase of Lenovo Laptop has a life time as long as the hardware continues to function.
    But tell me one more thing. Suppose I go back to Windows 8.1 and after one year ( after the free upgradation period that is 28th July 2016) if I want to re-install Windows 10, what will be my status. Would I be allowed to do so free of cost?
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  2.    11 Sep 2015 #12

    Ashok Kumar Bag said: View Post
    But tell me one more thing. Suppose I go back to Windows 8.1 and after one year ( after the free upgradation period that is 28th July 2016) if I want to re-install Windows 10, what will be my status. Would I be allowed to do so free of cost?
    From a command prompt type slmgr /xpr

    The result you should see is "This machine is permanently activated". That's exactly what it means.

    How to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft

    To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.
    and

    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


    Click on Show All, then How to perform a clean installation of windows:

    Note

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.
    Once the permanent activation is achieved it does not expire (because that is what permanent means). However, gaining that permanent activation initially is only free from July 29, 2015 to July 28, 2016.
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  3.    11 Sep 2015 #13

    But when my Lenovo Laptop was purchased with Windows 8.1 it had product keys which I had noted down from the bios and after upgrading to Windows 10 it has different product key.
    Both keys are different.
    Strange isn't it?
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  4.    11 Sep 2015 #14

    In my opinion, Microsoft will remembers both product keys (win8.1 and win10) on their servers, because Microsoft has adopted a new technology for recording licences.
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  5.    11 Sep 2015 #15

    Ashok Kumar Bag said: View Post
    But when my Lenovo Laptop was purchased with Windows 8.1 it had product keys which I had noted down from the bios and after upgrading to Windows 10 it has different product key.
    Both keys are different.
    Strange isn't it?
    Snailjack said: View Post
    In my opinion, Microsoft will remembers both product keys (win8.1 and win10) on their servers, because Microsoft has adopted a new technology for recording licences.
    Everybody who upgrades to Windows 10 for free gets the same Windows 10 product key - depending on which version they have (Home, Pro, etc.)

    Upgrade to 64-bit Windows 10 - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
    Upgrade to 64-bit Windows 10 - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
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