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How to install 8.1 core with embedded key.

  1. #1

    Posts : 153
    Windows 8, Kali

    How to install 8.1 core with embedded key.

    Hey guys, I have been trying to figure out how I can go about installing 8.1 on a blank hdd using my embedded product key. I hate using the manufacturer recovery because there is a slew of bloatware that I need to get rid of. If anybody could help I would appreciate it.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Windows 8.1 preinstalled (Windows 8.1 product key is stored in the UEFI firmware chip) -> product key will be automatically detected when you install Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 preinstalled (Windows 8 product key is stored in the UEFI firmware chip) -> link
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  3. #3

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

    You will need to buy the DVD to do a clean install.

    The only Legal download:
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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