Lost my Windows 8 OEM CD and Key Please help

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pain7, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Pain7

    Pain7 MDL Novice

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    I have windows 8 still on my computer and was able to extract the key just fine. At lest I hope thats the right key. I do not have a copy of windows 8 Pro OEM. I bought the Windows 8 Pro OEM from newegg. What can I do? Where can I get a copy? I have a new computer and would like to install my legit copy. Thanks
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Spend 2 minutes reading the forums and you'll find your answer
     
  3. Pain7

    Pain7 MDL Novice

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    Ive spent several minutes. Thanks for all the help tho...
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    you cannot use your win8 oem key on another system. Each key is specific to each machine now. Get a Win8.1 or Win8 ISO and use Microsoft Toolkit or similar.
     
  5. Pain7

    Pain7 MDL Novice

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    I have used this copy on two computers now. All I had to do was the phone activation and all was good. I think all I need is a copy of Windows 8 Pro OEM iso and I will be good?
     
  6. MrMagic

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    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah, I forget about phone activation since I have never had a need to bother with it. As far as iso's go follow the link above.

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    btw, core and pro are in the same iso. Core is what you are looking for (oem)
     
  8. Pain7

    Pain7 MDL Novice

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    Thank you for your help everyone. My only other question is whats the "N" mean? I am guessing I do not need the Core/Pro N?