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#1 MetalFixxxer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:06

Hello everybody,

Recently I bought a notebook from Samsung with Windows 8 preinstalled.
Because there was no install-dvd included with the notebook (only a backup-program) I was wondering if I could download a Windows 8 install DVD and install it with the key that was used by the preinstalled Windows (I found it with a freeware tool).

Thnx in advance,


#2 +warwagon

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:09

Actually they key is embedded in the Bios of the computer. So all you do (in my experience) is run the Windows 8 installer off a disc / usb do a clean install and by the time you boot into windows it's already activated. It never once asked me for a key. That being said, you may want to make an image of that hard before you start just in case.

#3 OP MetalFixxxer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:22

Thank you! I will try that.



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