Dell I660 windows 7 preinstalled vs Dell i660 windows 8 preinstalled

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ISPY45, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. ISPY45

    ISPY45 MDL Novice

    May 1, 2010
    dell makes i660 computers with windows 7 prestalled and windows 8.1 preinstalled both have the same bios. If I bought the windows 7 machine can I pull the the key from the bios for the windows 8, after using the generic 8 key?

    Thank you
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
    Staff Member

    May 6, 2007
    To have the same BIOS does not mean to have the same licenses.
    Vista / W7 are licensed with a complete SLIC, w8.x with a unique MSDMTable serial.

    You can run rw-everything on the w7 machine to have a look if it has a legit MSDMTable. If yes you can pull the key and use it to run a w8 license.
    You even can run the w8 license on a different PC, it activates online if not activated already....
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