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Torrid Zone

join:2009-06-13
Carmel, NY
reply to Juke Box

Re: [WIN8] Free Windows Media Center - Limited Time

What happens after January 31st 2013 if you one has to reinstall Windows 8? Will the Key still work?

Mele20
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join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
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That's a good question. Since Microsoft doesn't seem to know who has used the key and who hasn't (since they sent this reminder to everyone who requested a key rather than sending it only to those who have not yet activated the key), who knows what would happen if you had to reinstall Win 8 Pro. Or what if you downgraded to Win 7 Pro and then, a few months later, decided to upgrade back to Win 8 Pro?
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aurgathor

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said by Torrid Zone:

What happens after January 31st 2013 if you one has to reinstall Windows 8? Will the Key still work?

You should create a ghost, or some other image of your boot HD, and so if something happens, you can reload it from that.
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Octavean
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New York, NY
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said by aurgathor:

said by Torrid Zone:

What happens after January 31st 2013 if you one has to reinstall Windows 8? Will the Key still work?

You should create a ghost, or some other image of your boot HD, and so if something happens, you can reload it from that.

A backup solution is advisable either way.