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pc came with Windows 8 pro, no key. Can I downgrade to normal?

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November 26, 2013 5:56:42 PM


The shop I bought my parts from put the computer together for free and left windows 8 pro on it for me to experiment with and see if I like it.

I do like Windows 8, but I dont see any reason to pay extra $50 for a license I can only use once so figure I will just use Windows 8 normal.

Can I just buy Windows 8 normal and use that license key?

I have built and installed everything already so was hoping to avoid a reinstall of OS.

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November 26, 2013 6:01:45 PM

probably no.

also as long as the version is same or higher windows 8 can be reinstalled by keeping files and installed programs, you need to go through the upgrade/repair option on DVD (setup needs to be launched from within windows for this to work) but this will only work with pro if you have pro installed already
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