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  1. Vineet Garg's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #190

    @Berton & @Brink :
    Sirs,
    Thanks for the Quick & Prompt responses but ....

    The Windows 8 key is still tied to the computer it came on, can't be used on a different machine.
    (i) If I run ProduKey on the current installation & use the key on a different pc, It would be activated, won't it ? It's a Retail key anyway, isn't it ?

    (ii) If i plan a multiboot on the same pc with Win8 SL + Win8 SL, both will be activated, Isn't it ? This way I can manage Win8 SL + Win10 SL on the same pc, can't I ?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks & Regards. ...
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #191

    Vineet Garg said:
    @Berton & @Brink :
    Sirs,
    Thanks for the Quick & Prompt responses but ....



    (i) If I run ProduKey on the current installation & use the key on a different pc, It would be activated, won't it ? It's a Retail key anyway, isn't it ?

    (ii) If i plan a multiboot on the same pc with Win8 SL + Win8 SL, both will be activated, Isn't it ? This way I can manage Win8 SL + Win10 SL on the same pc, can't I ?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks & Regards. ...

    If it this an OEM computer, then it wouldn't be a retail license and can only be used to activate on the same computer and no other.

    Either way, the license (product key) cannot be used to activate more than one installation at the same time. One key per install.
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #192

    Brink said:
    If it this an OEM computer, then it wouldn't be a retail license and can only be used to activate on the same computer and no other.
    Either way, the license (product key) cannot be used to activate more than one installation at the same time. One key per install.
    Right. Used to be the EULA/End User License Agreement specified the Retail version could be moved to a Replacement computer but could not be on both at the same time. I haven't kept up with the EULA since Win8 and the embedded license.
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  4. Vineet Garg's Avatar
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #193

    Brink & Berton :
    Sirs,
    Thanks to both of you for giving all the important information.

    Thanks & Regards. ...
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #194

    You're most welcome. I hope we were able to help.
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  6. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,108
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #195

    Hi,
    Wait a little while before thanks
    You'll be stuck with win-10 after all
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  7. Vineet Garg's Avatar
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #196

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Wait a little while before thanks
    You'll be stuck with win-10 after all
    Sir,
    Can't i use an old system image of activated win 8 ?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,445
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #197

    Vineet Garg said:
    Sir,
    Can't i use an old system image of activated win 8 ?
    Yes, you can always remove W10 and reinstall your W8 and activate with the W8 key again.
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  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,108
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #198

    Vineet Garg said:
    Sir,
    Can't i use an old system image of activated win 8 ?
    Hi,
    As said yes if you're smart enough to have a system image on different hdd and disconnected from the system so nothing happens to it during the upgrade/.....
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  10. Vineet Garg's Avatar
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #199

    Greets,
    I found out that after making in-place upgrade from Win 8 SL to Win 10 SL on an OEM (hp) laptop. My BIOS OEM Key was not used to activate Win 10. So, I can now have a dual boot of both on the same laptop for free ( 1 + 1 = 2 licenses )

    ProduKey

    Thanks. ...
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