Activation Options for Win 8.1 SL x86 ( UEFI + GPT ) in a dual boot with Win 8 SL x64

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  1. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Member

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    Hi All,
    Greets,
    I want to know my options as per the Thread Title.
    Please don't suggest / ask for :
    (i) MBR + BIOS
    (ii) Modded BIOS

    I am quite determined to use x86 on this 4 GB RAM Laptop.

    Additionally, I would like to know how my options are limited by the choice of a particular edition for eg. whether i should go for Volume or Retail edition, etc.

    Anything else ?

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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I wonder if the system has a MSDM for CSL?
     
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  4. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Member

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    Sir,
    Would you like to brief a little ?

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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If the system has a MSDM bioskey for CSL, the standard iso should read and use that key to install and activate.
     
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  6. LittlePro

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    Sir,
    Do you mean to say that since i am using the same version ( only changing from 64 to 32 bit ) which came preinstalled on this pc, It will automatically get activate with OEM license even in the second installation in a dual boot ?
    So, How to proceed ?

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  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Should simply work, no need to do anything extra.

    At least the x64 to x86 should not matter.
     
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  8. LittlePro

    LittlePro MDL Member

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    Thanks for the great tip, Sir. I would really like to explore it in depth in the near future but as of now i am satisfied with a second Win 8.1 SL 32.
    May i know whether i can proceed with a Retail ISO & What i have to do when it asks for a product key & Automatically Activate option during installation ?

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  9. Enthousiast

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    Normally, the oemretail iso reads the MSDM bioskey and uses it for installation/activation, can't test, I don't have a VM Bios file containing the 8 CSL MSDM, i have 10 only and that one won't work for 8 :(
     
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    LittlePro MDL Member

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    No matter, it sounds great & i will report back when i finally try this. Thanks for helping me again & again.

    Also thanks to Windows_Addict for the time & effort.

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