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If I have a windows 8 key can I install Windows 7 with it?

My boss at work says I can but I think he is crazy.
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It doesn't matter either way because you don't need a key to install Windows 7.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

It doesn't matter either way because you don't need a key to install Windows 7.
Right, you just can't activate it and after 30 days you won't be able to use it. OP, no you cannot use a W8 key to activate a different OS. Keys are tied to the versions.
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But couldn't you use a Windows Vista key to install XP?
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No, if you had a computer that came with windows vista, you had the option to go through MS and downgrade back to XP. you cannot use a vista key for XP, it wont take it.
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