Reinstallig genuine Windows that came with the laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by haitrieutwo, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. haitrieutwo

    haitrieutwo MDL Novice

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    I have a Dell laptop.

    I would like to reinstall Windows 8.1 on it because of the BSODs. It came with Windows 8.1 Single Language.

    How can I reinstall Windows without losing the genuinity of it?
    Can I get the original product key from the laptop as well as the Windows 8.1 official Single Language ISO and input the product key during installation or is there some other way?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    For 8.x oem systems i always use the Multi_OEM/retail by The_Guardian project, it uses the oem:Dm bios key.
     
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    garlic MDL Novice

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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Just download windows 8.1 Single language and install it, it will pull the key from the bios and activate on its own. No messing with anything.