Can DIgital River Key work on DVD copy from retail???

I bought the $49 versions from Amazon back in July and got them and also bought like 3 different keys from digital river from $29.99, student price. Will a key for a "32 bit" version from Digital river work on a "32 bit" DVD retail copy???

Just wondered if anyone has tried it out.


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It is confusing, but you should be able to use all the purchased keys you have for the same hard copy you have. So you effectively have 4 copies of that upgrade DVD.

You cannot use the keys for another version (Pro, Ultimate, etc.) since the hard copy is coded for just one version.

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