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  1. davidhk129

    davidhk129

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    Will an unused product key be valid indefinitely, or is there an expiry time limit?
    Thank you.
     
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    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

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    If there is, I've not heard of it. Assuming nothing was mentioned regarding some type of expiration or "install by date", in advance and at the time the product was purchased.
     
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    Thank you.

    The reason I asked is that I have received as a gift a Win 8 upgrade pack.

    I already have a laptop running win 8 pro and a laptop running win 7 Home Premium.
    I am not sure nor convinced that I should upgrade my Win 7, not yet.
    So, this win 8 product key will be sitting in the box for quite some time.
     
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    The key is always useable
     
    Dell, Jan 4, 2014
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    Forget the Windows 7 installation for the moment. If you have the space and the original source material, I would be tempted to install Windows 8 again, in a triple boot, update it (needed for the upgrade) and then upgrade the one version of Windows 8.
     
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