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Windows 8 License and fresh install

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if your using windows 8 stored on a d:\partition run it usley it will do everything for u but if u have the CD in your hand the key is on it or the case.

one BIG? has windows 8 made us dumber because every windows os in the pass went like this PUT THE DVD in the drive reboot press a key but with windows 8 people are dumb founded how to do a clean install WAKE UP people same as 95 to 98 98 to xp xp to vista vista to 7 7 to 8

1.insert dvd or run restore f11 or alt f10

2.press the any key or follow instructions in restore

3.hit next than hist custom format c:\ than after format click c: with a restore u have to tell it to format c:\

4.wait till it asks for a key when u see that input key if 7 u can click skip in the restore just wait everything is done 4 u

5.give ur self a username and your network a name click next time date wifi and your done with 7 u are 8 u have to use your Hotmail this is the same with restore

6 if everything went right ur activated and u see metro press windows key + d and have fun same as restore

7 if this process scares u go to a PC tech pay 100 dollars and learn one big lesson never do anything by yourself because u like handing your PC to a kid who things he knows things but he's just a kid who payed 10000 to press some keys lol.

8 just take time and learn it if u screw up fix one day u will get it right

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You can still use a local account in 8 .

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How do you activate a reinstall on OEM machine? Wasting a personal key is not an option.

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You can still use a local account in 8 .

so

How do you activate a reinstall on OEM machine? Wasting a personal key is not an option.

is it on your pc what make

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"u are 8 u have to use your Hotmail this is the same with restore" , you don't "have" to use Hotmail .

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sanke1 gimmi some info ill help

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so

is it on your pc what make

Just a general question as SLIC markers, SLP keys and vendor Certificates method is useless. Seems like no way to restore activation if one wants to do a clean format to remove crapware/spyware from OEM installs.

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"u are 8 u have to use your Hotmail this is the same with restore" , you don't "have" to use Hotmail .

yes u do all a restore does it add the key trust me i do this 4 a living

sanke1 if u have a restore on ur pc laptop run it it will key it 4 u

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My brand new Windows 8 (Core) HP Envy 23-D010A All-in-one PC doesn't have a product code anywhere on it. Annoying thing is, when I try to do a clean install using my Windows 8 Pro USB stick (I get pro with my TechNet sub) and wipe all the partitions, it installs Windows 8 Core and not Pro.

I noticed during the first few screens of setup, it displays a WIndows 8 EULA and not the Windows 8 Pro EULA. Then continuing through Setup, it does not ask for a Product Key.

When I use this USB stick on my Tablet, it asks for a Product key and then installs Windows 8 Pro..

SO.... Im guessing the EULAID for Windows 8 and/or the product code is now locked into the UEFI firmware or something.

The only way I can install Pro, is by installing Core, then upgrading to Pro then upgrading to Media Center. It seems pretty stupid to me. #firstworldproblems

Thanks this is really good to know, will make life a lot easier when doing fresh installs. so many times im doing a fresh install on someones computer and the key cannot be read

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Thanks this is really good to know, will make life a lot easier when doing fresh installs. so many times im doing a fresh install on someones computer and the key cannot be read

did the PC come with manuals look there

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"yes u do all a restore does it add the key trust me i do this 4 a living"

Whether you do or not is not the issue , your previous statement was false , you do not have to use a Hotmail account on 8 , fresh or other wise .

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"yes u do all a restore does it add the key trust me i do this 4 a living"

Whether you do or not is not the issue , your previous statement was false , you do not have to use a Hotmail account on 8 , fresh or other wise .

yes if u wish to use the store u do. but the restore function does not restore email ur wrong

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yes if u wish to use the store u do. but the restore function does not restore email ur wrong

Your talking about something completely different . You are able to use either a local account or a Hotmail account at installation , to say that you "have" to use Hotmail is false my friend .

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Your talking about something completely different . You are able to use either a local account or a Hotmail account at installation , to say that you "have" to use Hotmail is false my friend .

local account wtf but im tired and i dont really give a sh**

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local account wtf but im tired and i dont really give a sh**

You also don't have to use hotmail.

You can use any valid email address to create a Microsoft Account.

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to know your windows 8 product key there are many tiny applications. just search in google with key words "key finder" and you will get many. I have one named magical jelly Bean Keyfinder 2.0.8 and it works well for windows 8.

Heh... I used this program, and it came up with neither my TechNet serial, or my media center upgrade serial. I don't have a CLUE where the serial it "found" came from, but it sure as hell wasn't used to install windows on my laptop.

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@Shane Nokes,

sorry for that as I did not checked. but now I am giving a link which is also free and checked it and it dispalyas correct windos cd key: Advanced Tokens Manaager. when run as admin, it will show the license status as well as CD key used for windows. it also back up your license. use it as your wish.

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http://www.mediafire...ens_Manager.zip

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