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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 294 * 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.
March 9, 2014 7:01:48 PM

You may not use the key of windows 7 home basic to activate windows 8 pro in your own computer, because they are two different versions of windows OS. If you want to activate windows 8 pro, you need to buy a new product key. Of course, you can buy the product key from the microsoft official shop, but it's so expensive.
so i suggest you buy it from some online MSDN partner shop, like Go2keys, with cheap price.
my windows 8 product key was bought there. genuine key with fast shipping, now my win8 OS has been activated one year. feel good! hope it can help you!
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.