Windows 10: Can i install windows 8 on my laptop after installed windows 10 ?

  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    Can i install windows 8 on my laptop after installed windows 10 ?


    I have here a physical copy dvd of windows 8 64bit original.
    I used the dvd to install windows 8 on my desktop pc.

    Now i want to upgrade my desktop pc to windows 10 and i wonder if after installing windows 10 on my desktop pc i can use the windows 8 dvd on my laptop ? My laptop have windows 7 home premium but there is no working link to download it again.

    I'm asking since maybe the windows 8 dvd is for using only once on one machine.
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #2

    Most of the time, your disc will only be good for one computer.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Sep 2015 #3

    Hello Chocolade, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Not unless you have another Windows 8 product key to use.

    When you upgrade to Windows 10 with the free offer from your activated Windows 8, you are no longer suppose to use the product key of Windows 8 while the free Windows 10 is installed. If you do, both installations would eventually be deactivated.
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  4.    21 Sep 2015 #4

    Chocolade said: View Post
    I have here a physical copy dvd of windows 8 64bit original.
    I used the dvd to install windows 8 on my desktop pc.

    Now i want to upgrade my desktop pc to windows 10 and i wonder if after installing windows 10 on my desktop pc i can use the windows 8 dvd on my laptop ? My laptop have windows 7 home premium but there is no working link to download it again.

    I'm asking since maybe the windows 8 dvd is for using only once on one machine.
    One thing I would suggest is using Showkey from these forums to retrieve your Windows 7 and Windows 8 products keys from all your computers.

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    Record the product keys and keep them in a safe place because you never know when you might need one to revert to a previous operating system. From the Windows 10 free upgrade - the product keys for Windows 10 will just be generic placeholders and everyone's is the same for whatever version of Windows 10 they have - so those product keys are pretty much useless.

    Unless you purchase a unique product key for Windows 10, you should never enter a product key for Windows 10 during any upgrade or install of Windows 10.
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