Windows 8 upgrading questions.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by HemdonG, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. HemdonG

    HemdonG MDL Novice

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    Hello Everyone,

    I own a dell inspiron 3521 which came preinstalled with windows 8 single language 64bit. I want to perform a clean install of windows 8.1 professional 64bit which is a volume version. The thing is that do I need to backup my oem key for installation, bcoz i am planning to activate it via kms tool, so will my oem key work?? also the laptop has a recovery partition which i am planning to format, do u guys encourage it??

    Thanks for your help, time and support..
    HemdonG
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Since your Core Single Language key cannot activate Pro at all, you can scratch that step. KMS tools usually will insert the generic gVLK for the edition you're running.
     
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  3. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    Up to you, if you don't plan to use it. I could give you 2 choice.
    1- Keep all the laptop drivers from Dell on this partition.
    2-Or just wipe the partition, for me any partition is a waste of space.

    Even if you have a partition and your hard drive blow, bye bye partition.

    Lievre
     
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  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I would backup recovery partition or image, You may want to sell machine at a later date then you can put it back to factory settings.
     
  5. HemdonG

    HemdonG MDL Novice

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    Hey guys, thanks alot....I have already made a backup using Dell backup and recovery(Pre-installed), but the thing is a friend of mine suggested that I should download a retail oem single language 64bit, backup my product key, and do a clean install, and later install with the oem key.
    The reason Why i am plannning to do a clean install is bcoz there is tons of registry errors, viruses and malware.