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Old 02-09-2020, 07:55 PM   #11
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food for thought:

1. you can use a win 7 key for win 10. I just did this with my recent build. I would try the win 8 key and see what happens. If it doesn't, see point 2.

2. Win10 can be used without a license, you just lose some (no big deal) features. If that doesn't suit you, see point 3.

3. You can do an upgrade from 8 to 10 via accessibility
Number 1 is what I did, used the Win 7 Ult key and updated to Win10 pro, then after my motherboard failed and I had to rebuild a complete new system I installed a clean Win10 pro 64bit and activated it using the old Win 7 Ult key no problems.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:50 AM   #12
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Just FYI, bought 5 x Office 2019 Pro Plus for less than 5€ each. Downloaded directly from MS with a run.bat batchfile ( MS style ) and activated right away.

It seems strange but that is how you save TONS of license fees.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:42 PM   #13
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Just FYI, bought 5 x Office 2019 Pro Plus for less than 5€ each. Downloaded directly from MS with a run.bat batchfile ( MS style ) and activated right away.

It seems strange but that is how you save TONS of license fees.

That's a good deal for sure. I just went with family O365 plan. 5 PCs, and 5 mobile/tablet installs and all five PC users get 1TB each of OneDrive storage. All for $95 a year.

If you have a student in the family, it can be much cheaper. $8 a month is far more expensive that the 5€ but when you throw in the 5TBs of storage, it's not too bad.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:28 PM   #14
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Hi folks, just to say I was able to use my Win 8.1 product key with a fresh Win 10 install, using the media creator to make an install flash USB drive and entering in the key when asked. All good here.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:20 AM   #15
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Hi folks, just to say I was able to use my Win 8.1 product key with a fresh Win 10 install, using the media creator to make an install flash USB drive and entering in the key when asked. All good here.
Confirm. I did exactly the same thing with my sons second hand system upgraded Win7 to Win10 without paying a penny.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:15 PM   #16
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Microsoft will take your money if you shell out the full $140 for a retail license, and you do get the benefit of a license that's not tied to hardware, but it's a total waste. The 'suspicious' licenses are grey market - they're supposed to be sold with hardware, but MS gives out huge banks of them without any verification from the reseller that they're only going out with qualifying hardware. 100% legit licenses. The reseller could 'theoretically' get in trouble for selling them in violation of the tying agreement, but never the end user.

'Theoretically' because MS would never do this. They'd give Windows away to consumers if they could get away with it from an anti-trust perspective. Once you're invested in Windows, you're assimilated.

Not a dig on MS - I've used their products and been in their ecosystem since DOS 3.1.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:45 PM   #17
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Hi folks, just to say I was able to use my Win 8.1 product key with a fresh Win 10 install, using the media creator to make an install flash USB drive and entering in the key when asked. All good here.
interesting. I could use win7, but can't use my win 8. Though it was on a tablet, so it was OEM. Maybe that is the difference.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:29 AM   #18
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My Win 8 was OEM, supplied with computer when I bought it. As I never bothered with free upgrade offer, it was still ok to use for Win 10


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Microsoft will take your money if you shell out the full $140 for a retail license, and you do get the benefit of a license that's not tied to hardware, but it's a total waste. The 'suspicious' licenses are grey market - they're supposed to be sold with hardware, but MS gives out huge banks of them without any verification from the reseller that they're only going out with qualifying hardware. 100% legit licenses. The reseller could 'theoretically' get in trouble for selling them in violation of the tying agreement, but never the end user.

'Theoretically' because MS would never do this. They'd give Windows away to consumers if they could get away with it from an anti-trust perspective. Once you're invested in Windows, you're assimilated.

Not a dig on MS - I've used their products and been in their ecosystem since DOS 3.1.

Maybe in the US and other Nations, in Germany this is 100% legal. In Germany, our highest court decided back in ( iirc ) 2001 that you can even reuse your OEM lic on any other hardware and even resell it.
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:10 AM   #20
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interesting. I could use win7, but can't use my win 8. Though it was on a tablet, so it was OEM. Maybe that is the difference.
The Windows on tablets are usually built in on a ROM, they cant be updated.
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