View Full Version : Question about Win7 product key and Win8 upgrade

28.10.2012, 00:53
Please correct me if i am wrong .

I have got the impression that this is a general product key found on the back of many laptops HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF--****

if i bought the win 8 upgrade and it activated on my *desktop* (supposing i installed win7 using this key) what does that mean? since this is a general key on many laptops.

Does it mean that I am legally eligible to the upgrade?

29.10.2012, 12:04

First of all the Win 7 key which you can find on the bottom belongs to the preinstalled image.
This is Win 7 key. Your Win 7 system was already activated by default

Now to Win 8 upgrade:
Visit this Toshiba EU Win 8 upgrade page to get details:

The Win 8 upgrade is available if you have purchased a PC preloaded with genuine Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

If your notebook is was NOT purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will not be able to upgrade Win 7 to Win 8 but you will need to purchase the full Win 8 version.
The key would be supplied by Microsoft via mail.