Asus VivoTab Smart windows 8.1 clean install

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  1. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I have one of the above tablets that came with windows 8.

    Id like to do a clean install of windows 8.1 but the widows 8 key that came with it doesnt seem to work with 8.1.

    Ive installed windows 8.1 using the generic key but i cant get my key to activate 8.1. when i insert the supplied key into windows it says the key cant be used ( or summit at work atm)

    Is the problem that the windows 8 key it came with says ' Windows 8 Small Screen Touch '?

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    perhaps there was some core/pro confusion? A little bit of using the wrong generic key during new installation can lead to unwanted results
     
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    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    #3 matt77303, Nov 2, 2013
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    Hi

    Im 99% certain the asus was windows 8 pro as standard. When i installed 8.1 it said windows 8.1 pro in the corner, so im guessing i used the correct generic key.

    Matt
     
  4. Tito

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    #5 PaulDesmond, Nov 2, 2013
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    as long as you are on the sunny side of that street having genuine key, you can call the gangsters at Redmond and they get you help

    edit: Tito gave you a hint about the version you might have at your corner. If it only tells you 8.1 instead of pro, you can read my other statement above
     
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  6. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Yeah sorry when i installed 8.1 it said pro, typo.

    I recover the tablet to default to double check what version of windows actually came with it.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    feel free to ask buddy :D
     
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  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Most likely your tablet had Windows 8 Single Language, not even Core or Pro since ASUS is a Taiwanese company
     
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