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jst got a laptop with win8, frickin hate it. can I install windows 7 onto it and use my PC cd key, and run them both at the same time?
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Nope. You can use the disk itself, but not the key.
Depending on what you don't like about windows 8, you might be able to mod it.
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jst got a laptop with win8, frickin hate it. can I install windows 7 onto it and use my PC cd key, and run them both at the same time?

    If what you hate in particular is the Start Screen, you can download Classic Shell which is a nice, free, lightweight, and very customizable Start menu replacement.  It also allows you to boot to the desktop (which is mandatory to me).
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jst got a laptop with win8, frickin hate it. can I install windows 7 onto it and use my PC cd key, and run them both at the same time?

If you have Windows 8 Pro, you can take advantage of downgrade rights: http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=_0cBN0E9r6Q
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