Is there a difference between Win 8.1 Pro and 8.1 PRO OEM key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Phoenix, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    I have a friend who has an HP Folio laptop, I got his product key from his BIOS using RWEVERYTHING then used PID checker and it says it's an 8.1 PRO OEM key

    So we installed Windows 8.1 Pro by entering the default installation key of Windows 8.1 PRO during installation.

    Now when we tried to activate Windows it says error, I tried phone activation but after entering the product installation ID it said I may be a victim of counterfeit bla bla bla which obviously I'm not

    So I was wondering, the ISO I used from Murphy's ISOs which was the Windows 8.1 with Update 1 ISO, can that be used to activate an OEM 8.1 PRO key or is there another ISO I need

    thanks
     
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    You need to change the default installation key with your OEM key. The default installation key can't be activated.
     
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