What happens to the Windows 7 key when upgrading to Windows 8?
I would like to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I currently have an academic license key for Windows 7, which is basically a full license key, not an upgrade. After the upgrade, I would still like to have a Windows 7 partition that I would create after the Windows 8 install.
Since the Windows 8 key is an upgrade key and Windows 7 key is a full key, does it kind of "deactivate" the Windows 7 key since I upgraded the OS? Or the Windows 7 key is still usable on my machine and it would be possible to install it along with Windows 8?