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Restore disc image to multiple OEM computers

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    Windows 8 x64

    Restore disc image to multiple OEM computers

    I have 10 computers with identical hardware that all have their own oem license. What I want is to have the same setup on all 10 computers. What I remember from previous Windows versions is that you had to activate Windows individually with its own oem key for every computer you restored with a preferred disk image. From what I read the product key procedure is a bit different in Windows 8 and that the key is stored in the bios? The activation should also be handled automatically by Windows, is that correct?

    So what I really wonder is: Do I still have to activate every restored pc manually or will Windos 8 do this for me?

    A second related question: Are there any imaging/cloning software that can be set up to promt me for a new computer name in the restore process?

    Many thanks!

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    So what I really wonder is: Do I still have to activate every restored pc manually or will Windos 8 do this for me?
    You need to activate each pc manually.
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Restore disc image to multiple OEM computers

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