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may i use the key of win 7 home basic to activate win 8 pro in my own computer

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a c 383 * Windows 8
August 31, 2013 10:18:42 PM

You need a Windows 8 Professional Product Key to install a legitimate version, let alone Activate it!
Unless you mean 'can you upgrade Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium to Windows 8', then the answer is 'yes'. You can check by running the Upgrade Assistant.
http://view.atdmt.com/action/FY13_Win8_Buy_DownloadPro_...
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a b * Windows 8
March 11, 2014 6:36:02 PM

Tom's Hardware forums do not support any form of software piracy. To use Windows (any version), you must purchase a license. There is no free version.

If you can't afford Windows, then consider using one of the many free Linux distros that are readily available.
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