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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by remesama, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. remesama

    remesama MDL Novice

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    Hello im getting a new mobo and i have a preinstall OEM version of windows 8 on my hard drive i am planning to use that hard drive on my new mobo so basicly how do i get a clean install copy of windows 8 i have my OEM key
     
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  3. remesama

    remesama MDL Novice

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    what does that do? :confused:
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    You need to download a copy of Windows 8.1 same edition that matches your pre-installed OS and OEM-DM key.
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Ehm ... isn't an OEM key bound to the UEFI/BIOS? After changing the board it won't activate online i guess.
     
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    #6 Mr.X, Oct 5, 2014
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    Yes yes!!! ah stu$%@ me!!! I forgot that "major" detail.

    Then he needs to tell whether his new mobo is a spare/replacement of the old OEM mobo...
    In this case I guess a new OEM-DM key comes along with, bound into UEFI (really don't know this case). If so he still needs to use the same Windows 8.1 edition of the pre-installed OS.
    Now, if he purchased a generic mobo it's pointless the use of OEM-DM key and remesama could make use of any available edition and activate with KMS activator.
     
  7. EFA11

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    oops..

    good dog :cool2: