windows 8 core and windows 7 ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by anees27, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. anees27

    anees27 MDL Novice

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    My dell came with W8 core.

    I have a legitimate W7 Ultimate copy. Can i reload W7 on the laptop ?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Obviously.. but you may need to turn off secure boot feature in bios.
     
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  3. anees27

    anees27 MDL Novice

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    Thanks Tito. So, I do the following:

    disable secure boot in the bios
    install W7
    activate it using my key

    What will happen to the W8 key in my bios ? Will it be deleted ?


     
  4. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    Nothing will happen, it will remain there.
     
  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Not sure, but I think it auto-find the key in your UEFI and auto installs that key and activates online. You might have to install Windows with a generic OEM key though, but that key is only to tell windows it has to look in UEFI for a real valid key.
     
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  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    You can buy it.
     
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  7. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Dammit, I thought it was anees27 asking how to activate 8 if he wanted to switch back...
     
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  8. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    At present, I think, you need a legit or leaked key for that.
     
  9. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    No, as Windows 8 on my USB HDD, de activates on computers it was not installed on.
     
  10. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    If it's a real key that has never been used then yes, it will. If it's a generic OEM key it won't, if it's the same as in MSDM it won't either.

    AND DON'T YOU DARE TO STEAL SOMEONE ELSES KEY!!!!!!
     
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  11. anees27

    anees27 MDL Novice

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    ok, thanks for the help guys. To give some feedback:

    I disabled secureboot and i also had to disable UEFI boot and switch to legacy boot.
    AHCI was left as enabled.

    I installed W7 ultimate ( dell version ) and it works...no problems.