I have a quick question. I have windows 8.1 installed, windows 8 came with my PC, I installed 8.1 when it came out. Reading stuff here I was able to figure out, I can install 8.1 and use the generic keys, then active using my BIOS key.
However, I don't have a windows 8.1 dvd. My key can't be used to download it from microsofts website. So a friend of mine ripped their dvd "Supposedly".
Is there a way I can check it to see if it is legit and not edited in any way? They are not local so I cannot go get the DVD from them.