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windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:31:13 PM »
Hi, I was recently restarting my computer when i got a blue screen saying that my registry went corrupt, and i have to reinstall windows. While doing so, can  use the same key that I use now, without using up the last key in my subscription? I plan on using it on my parents' computer because they need an upgrade.

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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 04:33:19 PM »
yes, your key is valid for the amount of computer / years you bought it for

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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 04:36:11 PM »
so, if i remove my old version of windows from my avast account, will i get one space freed up for another computer, because i only bought 3 keys, and 2 are used up now

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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 04:57:10 PM »
so, if i remove my old version of windows from my avast account, will i get one space freed up for another computer, because i only bought 3 keys, and 2 are used up now
Since it's the same computer, you shouldn't have to remove anything. :)
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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 05:00:55 PM »
even with a completely different version of my operating system?

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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 05:03:35 PM »
It's still the same computer and the same hardware.  I suppose it wouldn't hurt to remove
the current computer from you my.avast.com account.  :)
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Re: windows went corrupt, can i use the same key when reinstalling?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 05:37:43 PM »
alright, thank you very much!