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Will activation data be written on Bios?

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    Will activation data be written on Bios?


    may i ask if activation data/license will be written to the bios if updated from windows 7 to 8..i know that oem license will be hardcoded to the bios but what about old upgraded laptops?

    i used the free media center key from microsoft and i'm afraid that i could never reuse it again in case a problem arises or my hard drive is reformatted

    this is my first post by the way..i find windows 8 very pleasing so far

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    NO, not add to BIOS.

    Do print out emails.
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Will activation data be written on Bios?
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