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I bought a a new laptop with Win7 pre installed and since i bought it just two weeks ago i qualified for £15 upgrade , i upgraded for said £15 and instead upgrading my laptop I've burned Win 8 Pro on the disc and installed it on my desktop.
I did it on 25th and both my laptop and desktop are working fine no problems so i doubt they are disabling old Win 7 keys after upgrade.
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I bought a a new laptop with Win7 pre installed and since i bought it just two weeks ago i qualified for £15 upgrade , i upgraded for said £15 and instead upgrading my laptop I've burned Win 8 Pro on the disc and installed it on my desktop.
I did it on 25th and both my laptop and desktop are working fine no problems so i doubt they are disabling old Win 7 keys after upgrade.
Yes, but if you tried to install windows onto another machine using the key from the machine that you did the upgrade on then it wouldn't work. The key has been invalidated by the upgrade.
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Yes, but if you tried to install windows onto another machine using the key from the machine that you did the upgrade on then it wouldn't work. The key has been invalidated by the upgrade.

Not sure about that TBH , but if the key has been invalidated it's should no longer work on my laptop at least that's what i thought , and it would be logic.
Anyway how do you figure ? do you actually know that form a solid source ? (like MS themselves)
Edited by RobotDevil666 - 10/29/12 at 4:55pm
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I've read through forum after forum to find a solid answer, so no. I do not have a solid source and am ready to admit that. However I've seen posts related to this before and it makes sence to me. Say you have a "full' version of windows, one that can be transfered from machine to machine. Now say you upgrade a machine that it is on, then in turn use that "full" version key on another machine. What would prevent you from upgrading that machine as well, therefor never actually purchasing a new "full" key for any future machines you build? Get my point? It would be great if it worked and honestly for all of our sakes I wish it would, but I don't think it does.
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This is why I'm asking svtfmook if this computer that has Windows 7 is the same copy that came with this Product Key he is trying to use.

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