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How Many PC's w/ Windows 8 Upgrade?

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Now that I have everything planned out for a clean Windows 8 installation, I would like to test out the OS first on my laptop before I put it on my desktop (original destination). I just don't want to go through the hassle of reformatting my desktop if I end up hating it. That being said, Windows 8 will only be on one computer at a time. In other words, if I like it, I'll uninstall it from my laptop and put it on my desktop. This being the case, can I do that, or will it lock the activation to my motherboard?

Please note this is a retail pro upgrade; this is NOT an OEM copy.
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I've activated my Win 8 Pro upgrade copy on 3 totally different computers since the original release. I don't know what version my OS either, It is the version you get through the online upgrade though where you pay and then download the wizard.

All you need to do is press 1 on the phone when the automated service asks how many computers this product key is installed on thumb.gif (1 for this key is only installed on 1 PC)
     
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Why not just install it and Demo the OS for 30 Days?
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Why not just install it and Demo the OS for 30 Days?

I haven't gone through the installation process yet, so I didn't know that was an option. Also, I've already bought it, so I'm going to use it somehow, haha.
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