Windows 10: Windows 8.1 installation disc for a friend

Discus and support Windows 8.1 installation disc for a friend in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have 8.1. For future reinstallation, I downloaded and burned an ISO from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media What I want... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Chrono, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Chrono Win User

    Windows 8.1 installation disc for a friend


    I have 8.1. For future reinstallation, I downloaded and burned an ISO from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media

    What I want to know is if this will work for a friend's computer and I can just use his Windows 8 product key to activate it, or is this installation media tied to my product key?

    Edit: Probably should have posted this at eight forums. My bad.

    :)
     
    Chrono, Jul 21, 2015
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  2. Seanmiz Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade Product Key????

    I had this problem on a friend's laptop that I was trying to upgrade via the DVD that I had burned for my own system.

    I have now realized the issue, in my case, is that I am trying to use a Win 10 Pro x64 disc to upgrade a Win 8.1 standard x64 installation. Make sure you are using the proper version of the iso for the OS you are trying to upgrade as it's not a universal
    disc like a retail disc would be.
     
    Seanmiz, Jul 21, 2015
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  3. JimWynne Win User
    can't activate my windows 10

    What do you mean by "...installed windows 10 from a friend..."? Did you do a clean installation from a disc or flash drive?
     
    JimWynne, Jul 21, 2015
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  4. Kyhi Win User

    Windows 8.1 installation disc for a friend

    Yes you can use that media on his PC and Yes you can use his windows 8 key..
    As long as the media edition matches the installation key (Pro edition - Pro key) (Core edition - Core Key)
     
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