Hi.. I have just treat my eldest to a pretty good laptop. It comes with all the usual manufacturers rubbish. I just know once the years warranty is out I will be doing a fresh install. She may even decide to go Win 10 in the future. I would like to know, If I just sling in a fresh copy of Win 8.1 will it know what the key is, from the BIOS ? Is there a special way to get at the key info and keep it safe ? Can this be added to an Win 8.1 image, PID text and it installs and activates ? All the time I have messed with desktops and laptops I have just made OEM images or daz's loader or MTK. Never had to deal with a bought licence. Unsure what to do.