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

    Nongshim Guest

    and will it activate?
     
  2. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

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

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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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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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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