[Solved] windows 8 reformatting gone wrong. please help

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bbos, May 26, 2015.

  1. bbos

    bbos MDL Novice

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    I have a OEM: DM windows 8(Core) key that came with my laptop. I used RWeverything to obtain the key from my bios

    I just finished reformatting and installing windows 8.1(N) using MS mediacreation tool. I used the generic 8.1 key for the install process, now when I try to active with my windows 8 key, I'm getting an error message saying that the key I used isn't compatible with the current version of windows that is installed.

    I don't have a windows 8 iso.

    What can I do now?
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You need to download Exact version of windows 8 that matches your oem:Dm key. You can use The-Ultimate-PID-Checker to check your key to get version.
     
  3. bbos

    bbos MDL Novice

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    i have windows 8 RTM core OEM: DM

    Is it possible that I have installed 8.1 core (N) instead of 8.1 core, could this be causing the rejection of my windows 8 key?

    if no, where can I obtain a version of windows 8 RTM core?
     
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  6. Tito

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    @bbos

    N edition is considered as different SKU. You need to download & install 8.1 Core.
     
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  7. bbos

    bbos MDL Novice

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    Yes i reinstalled with 8.1 core and everything worked.

    THanks for all the help