Windows 8 OEM licence install non OEM machine

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by liminal, May 23, 2013.

  1. liminal

    liminal MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    Im sorry if this has been covered else where, could not see it though.

    I have an OEM licence that I got from work with some HP machines. We are going to stick with WIndows 7 for the time being so the WIndows 8 licence is free to use.

    How do I install this onto a non HP machine.

    Thanks
     
  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    I'm 99% sure you can't with Win8. OEM and the bios are "married", the licensing is different than Win7.
     
  3. liminal

    liminal MDL Novice

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    Dam, I thought it was just each disc had its own individual key :(
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    embedded into the bios. I don't know if a loader could be made to make a non-win8 machine emulate that.
     
  5. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    No as there's more to it. I come close with virtual machines, but didn't bother in the end due to the OEM keys being useless now. Just use Cody's KMS Toolkit.
     
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