Can't reinstall win8 pro w/ mc on Dell

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MarkJohnson, May 20, 2014.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I'm trying to reinstall win8 Pro w/ Media Center on an older Dell C2D system for a friend. She has no discs as she got it from her brother for x-mas a little while back and she's unable to get them as he lives out of state.

    I used a program to extract the keys, but it seems that the media center add-on has overridden the pro key and it wont let me install windows. I noticed it gave me an internet explorer key that was different from the win8 key, but it rejected that too.

    Is there a way to extract the original win8 pro key? I couldn't seem to find anything with google.
     
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