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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:08
Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:51
Afiak Windows 8 based laptops do not have a COA , opened 2 brand new units to demo 1 lenovo , 1 Packard Bell and nether had a COA which did throw us.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:20
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:22
That is definitely one of the oddest things I've seen. The license terms at Microsoft.com still make reference to OEM's needing to attach a CoA in order to be in compliance with the OEM rules.
I wonder if this has changed due to the way they can store the key on the system...but until that's confirmed it's still a bit odd to me.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 21:52
What i might do is install another hard drive in the laptop, do a fresh install of win 8 and see what happens with activation
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:16
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:20
Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:37
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:26
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:27
Doesn't the key appear on your COA sticker? If not, I would defintiely get in touch with your manufacturer.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:42
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:51
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:54
You can still use a local account in 8 .
is it on your pc what make
How do you activate a reinstall on OEM machine? Wasting a personal key is not an option.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:58