Can I clean install a copy of 8.1 on laptop that came with 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Nongshim, May 18, 2017.

  1. Nongshim

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    and will it activate?
     
  2. Nongshim

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    Also what's the best way to extract a key that's embedded in bios?
     
  3. s1ave77

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    #1. Yep. Win 8.1 was a free upgrade for Win 8 owners.

    #2. in elevated Powershell prompt:
    Code:
    (Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey
     
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