Windows 8 OEM

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by alessio89g, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Hi guys! I'm new in this forum; I'm italian and my english is very bad, so, please, answer me by a really basic language! xD
    I remember which with Windows XP for install it legally using the Key, which is located on the sticker pasted on the PC, need a OEM Windows XP copy (with the retail version that key wasn't approved).
    To do the same thing, with Windows 8, I need a OEM Windows 8 copy?
    Where I can find it (Core & Pro, x86 & x64)?
     
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  2. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    You can't install Windows 8 OEM copy which comes bundled with new PCs...

    Get links form my Signature :)
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Windows 8 OEM Packages are sold in Thailand for THB 3,790.00 (Core) and THB 4,990.00 (Pro) which is about US$ 125.00 and US$ 165.00

    Those are possible to install on any PC or Laptop, even on an x86 Tablet.
     
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  4. urie

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    Those are not the type of OEM member is referring to the ones you describe are similar to OEM System builder type.
     
  5. pisthai

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    That's right. Those OEM OS's are for to use with new PC's only, according to the EULA. Normally they shouldn't be sold as a single package! But hey, that's Thailand and even MS is accepting those "special rules"! Sometimes MS and others rating the IT Mall's but never touching those "original" OEM Software, only pirated Copy Software.
     
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  7. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    I did not mean the DVD bundled with PCs, but the version that OEMs install in PCs.
    Or the Retail versions of MSDN accept the keys that are found in those stickers?
     
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  8. darren2010

    darren2010 MDL Member

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    can you use the OEM'S like you can on Windows 7 which will give you the theme's say for windows 8 on HP computer and will it activate it also like on Windows 7
     
  9. pisthai

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    You talking about Manufacturer modified OEM OS if they contains a logo from a specific Brand. That activation process from those Manufacturer OEM OS's has changed and they place their Keys in the Computers BIOS, afaik. The Manufacturer "open" OEM will come with an Product Key which you'll need to key in while installing the OS.
     
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  10. Daz

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    Sounds like an old loader, in which case no. You can't easily activate Windows 8 and know for sure that it'll remain activated if your system has an internet connection. That goes for leaked keys, MAK's, KMS and hacktivation.

    If you really want to activate Windows 8 for a while then try a KMS Virtual Machine. There's a lot of them pick from. Or you could buy an upgrade key for $39.99 (or less if you can find a discount code) before Microsoft bump the price up to $199.99 o_O
     
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  11. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Then formatting a PC was purchased with a license Windows 8 and make a new clean install, needed the same edition that was preinstalled (Core\Pro, x86\x64) in the system and its BIOS "enter" his Key automatically and the OS will be activated (legally), right?
    So in this case will be okay the MSDN version Retail, right?
     
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  12. BTOR

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    architecture dosent matter as most (if not all), new systems support X64 so you have the liberty to toggle between X86 and X64. as far a edition ,you will have to stick to what it came installed with. since the key in your bios will decide which edition to install between the core and pro of the retail dvd.
     
  13. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Ok! So I can make an AIO with Windows 8:
    Core: WMC; N version; Retail; x86\x64
    Pro: WMC; N version; Retail; VL; x86\x64
    Enterprise: VL; x86\x64
    I can format and install any Retail version and the BIOS will do the rest, right?
     
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  15. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Okay guys, thanks for the clarification! :)
     
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  16. alessio89g

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    To obtain a legitimately activated copy by BIOS OEM Key, does matter the language of the MSDN .iso?
     
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  17. BTOR

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    yes . language is not bound to it.
     
  18. alessio89g

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    Okay, thanks! :)
     
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  19. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Guys I have four more questions (I know more than me we hope that would be the last xD):
    1. A PC with Windows 8 preinstalled, after formatting, when reinstalling, Windows 8 MSDN image, ask for a Key?
    2. If I delete all partitions on a PC with Windows 8 preinstalled, can I reinstall it legitimately by the BIOS Key (I think I understood that some PCs have UEFI in a partition instead of a chip like BIOS)?
    3. There is a limit on the number of installations legitimate?
    4. It's possible, by the (same) BIOS Key, install simultaneously in two (or more) partitions Windows 8 legitimately?
     
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  20. BTOR

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    Here the PC you are referring is a laptop ?