How many times can i activate Windows 8?

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Hi guys, question in the title basically.

My main HD has given up the ghost, so i'm using an old HD in the meantime.

I've installed Windows 8 on the spare drive, but haven't activated it yet.

I've ordered an SSD from ocuk, and should be here on Monday.

I plan to install Windows 8 onto that when i get it.

Will it matter if i activate it now, or shall i just let it be until my new drive comes?

Just asking as i would have installed it on three separate HD's come Monday.

Cheers
 
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pretty sure as long as its the same machine you can activate it as many times as you like. if you are changing machines, i believe its 5 times.
 
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unlimited even if you upgrade your system fully your allowed to transfer the license. u just may need to phone activate
 
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as long as its not OEM or Upgrade Licence, i thought they were limited to times they could transfer
no

win8 OEM / Upgrade as a new license.. as long as u've built the system yourself your allow to transfer the license as many times as u like

remember theres no retail anymore

basically win8 OEM / Upgrade is the new retail license , as long as u've built the system yourself
 
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