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confusion about how many time we can use windows 8 key when we format our pc

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December 5, 2013 8:02:51 AM

hye guys, i wanna ask something, before this i'm using windows 8 pro, then i upgraded to windows 8.1 when the 8.1 version is released..but before this, i was already used the key about 3 times, because i kept formatting my pc because get some problems, the question is, i wanna buy new mobo and cpu, now i'm using amd set, i wanted to change to intel..so if i change mobo and cpu, then i do a format, can i use my current activation key again?
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December 5, 2013 8:07:14 AM

Yes on 8 it is not a breach of the license as long it is only 1 computer at a time!
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December 5, 2013 8:39:14 AM

but is it still valid when i'm changing the hardware?..before this i used amd, now i want to change to intel..that means new mobo and cpu..still acceptable?
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December 5, 2013 8:40:35 AM

Yes it is still valid regardless of what platform you are using!
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December 5, 2013 8:46:30 AM

but before this i key in the activation key for windows 8 pro..then i was upgraded to windows 8.1 from store. now i created windows 8.1 usb boot for format my pc, at the beginning of installation, it requires us to key in an activation key, can i put in my old activation key for windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 installation?..my activation key was from windows 8 pro, then i upgraded to 8.1, i'm confuse now, should i format windows 8 pro then upgrade to windows 8.1 again or i can directly install win 8.1 by inserting my old key?
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December 5, 2013 8:50:48 AM

I believe you have to install 8 and then upgrade again.
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December 5, 2013 8:53:50 AM

so means that i need to install 8 first then upgrade it again to 8.1?..if i directly install 8.1, the key wont work?
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December 5, 2013 9:00:15 AM

I simply do not know! You can try and I am sure if it does not work you can activate by calling MS.
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December 5, 2013 9:04:12 AM

i heard from someone we can activate it by using phone..how to do that? you know?
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a c 854 à CPUs
December 5, 2013 9:10:24 AM

I have called a couple of times with old XP that needed re activation and eventually got a person that gave me a code. There is an automatic way but if you cant online then it does not work.
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December 5, 2013 9:13:57 AM

so for safety measure, better install with 8 first, then upgrade to 8.1 right..
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December 5, 2013 9:15:23 AM

I am sure that will work!
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December 5, 2013 9:19:18 AM

ok2..thanks buddy :) 
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