Dual boot 8 and 10, will both be licensed?

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  1. JGM
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    Dual boot 8 and 10, will both be licensed?


    I installed W10 onto my daughters laptop, but rolled back to W8. Is it possible, now that there is a license for each, to partition and do a clean install of 10 creating a dual boot? and will both be licensed?
    Thank you.
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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    Technically it will work but be aware you are strictly in violation of the EULA.
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  3. JGM
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    cereberus said:
    Technically it will work but be aware you are strictly in violation of the EULA.
    So I would need to purchase a license? What is EULA by the way?
    Thank you for your reply, appreciated.
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  4. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    End-User License Agreement (EULA)

    Jack
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  5. Layback Bear's Avatar
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    End-User License Agreement (EULA)

    When you installed Windows and activated they, you and Microsoft made a agreement how things should be done with installing and using Windows.

    Jack
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  6. JGM
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    Layback Bear said:
    End-User License Agreement (EULA)

    When you installed Windows and activated they, you and Microsoft made a agreement how things should be done with installing and using Windows.

    Jack
    Thank you for your help, I'll stick with just W8 if that's the case.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Why ? when W10 is so much better :)
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
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    It should work. If you want to stay 'legal' you could buy a really cheap Windows 7 key and upgrade that for free to Windows 10. I did that 3 weeks ago and the free upgrade worked fine.
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  9. Barman58's Avatar
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    Steve C said:
    It should work. If you want to stay 'legal' you could buy a really cheap Windows 7 key and upgrade that for free to Windows 10. I did that 3 weeks ago and the free upgrade worked fine.
    Due the basic law of supply and demand, a legitimate key for windows 7, (Very Rare), is currently anything up to three or more times the price of a legitimate key for windows 10 so you would be safer paying for a windows 10 rather than risk using one of the mostly counterfeit keys on sale on Ebay, Amazon Etc - you may find a discounted Win 7 (EOL), at one of the small local PC stores, but most of there places are becoming aware of the value of something that is rare.

    Also you risk Microsoft retrospectively blacklisting all keys upgraded since the official end of the free upgrade period ( unlikely but a legal possibility )
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  10. JGM
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    AddRAM said:
    Why ? when W10 is so much better :)
    I know it is, but my daughter's not so sure, that's why I wanted to dual boot so she could get used to it.
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