What happens if I use W8 Enterprise ISO on an OEM W8 ''Core'' PC?

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  1. -Sweeper_

    -Sweeper_ MDL Novice

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    I will install an SSD in my notebook and Im having problems to find the W8 x64 english ISO. Question: If I use the W8 Enterprise ISO will it detect my W8 key (stored in motherboard?) and install the proper W8 non-Enterprise version without asking for activation?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    take the one out my PM and try installing. If it does without asking for a key, you are lucky :D
     
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  4. EFA11

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    only way I could get other versions of Win8 to install on an OEM machine was to make an ei.cfg and place it either in an iso or on a usb stick for install. So yes, you can install any version of Win8 you like, just have to help it along a little bit
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Don't forget to compare the SHA1 Checksum from the ISO you download with the original Checksum from Microsoft for the same ISO. If both are the same, you're an the healthy site.
     
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    #6 anarchist9027, Feb 19, 2013
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    Take a look here and Google search the SHA-1 to the matching ISO you desire :yeah: