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I love embedded Oem keys

  1. #101


    I've got these Windows 8 DVD from dell at work, I'll check it out.

    Btw, why would sell send out 20 DVDs to our 20 Dell machine which are all purchased with identical spec?

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  2. #102


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


    Dell use the word REINSTALLATION, Fujitsu use RECOVERY.

    Set of Fujitsu Windows 8 Pro DVD's.

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  3. #103


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I've got these Windows 8 DVD from dell at work, I'll check it out.

    Btw, why would sell send out 20 DVDs to our 20 Dell machine which are all purchased with identical spec?
    If Dell is sending you the discs, you are paying for them. They are only around $2.50 each...but it's part of the quote or the spec. I usually buy a couple of machines with the media so that I have a couple of discs, but then drop the disk on the rest of them when I buy.

    And with respect to those Fujitsu discs, those are for Windows 7 and fall into that "old concern" category that I was discussing earlier.
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  4. #104


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    And with respect to those Fujitsu discs, those are for Windows 7 and fall into that "old concern" category that I was discussing earlier.
    DVD 1) Drivers etc

    DVD 2) Windows 8 Pro x64 DVD

    DVD 3) Windows 7 Pro x32 DVD (Downgrade rights disk)

    DVD 4) Windows 7 Pro x64 DVD (Downgrade rights disk)

    Fujitsu DVD's are free, no need to order.
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  5. #105


    Georgia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    no calls to robo activation at Microsoft. Good times.
    Well I think if MS can tell when the os has been installed with an embedded key, they also ought to be able to tell when the os has been uninstalled with the same key.

    Originally when I bought 8 I installed it on my desktop, used it for two weeks, grew tired of the blah gui and went back to seven. About a week ago after Microsoft announced the coming of 8.1 I converted my Windows 7 x86 - x64 laptop and migrated it to Windows 8, when it asked for the key, it kicked it back to me saying it was not a good key, so I had to call the MS robo call center to DE activate the previous install and get a new set of numbers so that the laptop install would be genuine.

    Not that is was a real big hassle, but you would think it would be a two way street on the install / uninstall factor.

    I have to say though, converting a x86 system to x64 was not as hard as I thought it would be (Your system or processor to be exact must be dual compatible, you cannot just install 64 bit software on a 32 bit system), the only thing I ran into was trouble with the display driver, If Windows 8 does not like the driver that is installed it automatically installs it's own, but when it did that I couldn't get better than a 1024 x 768 display, but after replacing the "generic" Windows 8 display driver with a Windows Vista display driver from dell I can now adjust to higher resolutions, everything else works fine.
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  6. #106


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    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    no calls to robo activation at Microsoft. Good times.
    Well I think if MS can tell when the os has been installed with an embedded key, they also ought to be able to tell when the os has been uninstalled with the same key.

    Originally when I bought 8 I installed it on my desktop, used it for two weeks, grew tired of the blah gui and went back to seven. About a week ago after Microsoft announced the coming of 8.1 I converted my Windows 7 x86 - x64 laptop and migrated it to Windows 8, when it asked for the key, it kicked it back to me saying it was not a good key, so I had to call the MS robo call center to DE activate the previous install and get a new set of numbers so that the laptop install would be genuine.

    Not that is was a real big hassle, but you would think it would be a two way street on the install / unistall factor.
    From your description you are not using an embedded key. If your desktop did not ship from the factory with Windows 8 preinstalled it does not have a Windows 8 embedded key. You would use the key that is on the included COA sticker. Also, even if it was an embedded key it would not be transferable to another PC. It stays with the PC its embedded in.
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  7. #107


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    no calls to robo activation at Microsoft. Good times.
    Well I think if MS can tell when the os has been installed with an embedded key, they also ought to be able to tell when the os has been uninstalled with the same key.

    Originally when I bought 8 I installed it on my desktop, used it for two weeks, grew tired of the blah gui and went back to seven. About a week ago after Microsoft announced the coming of 8.1 I converted my Windows 7 x86 - x64 laptop and migrated it to Windows 8, when it asked for the key, it kicked it back to me saying it was not a good key, so I had to call the MS robo call center to DE activate the previous install and get a new set of numbers so that the laptop install would be genuine.

    Not that is was a real big hassle, but you would think it would be a two way street on the install / unistall factor.
    From your description you are not using an embedded key. If your desktop did not ship from the factory with Windows 8 preinstalled it does not have a Windows 8 embedded key. You would use the key that is on the included COA sticker. Also, even if it was an embedded key it would not be transferable to another PC. It stays with the PC its embedded in.
    I know that, I was just trying to say that if MS can track an install, they also should be able to track an uninstall. OEM or not, it's a hassle calling the robo center when the system kicks the key back at you for no obvious or illegal reason.
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  8. #108


    Go into regedit on One of the acers and search Dell. If it comes up the you have used a Dell copyrighted DVD on an Acer's machine.

    Can you take a pic of the DVD?
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  9. #109


    Also how long has the Acers been used with this Dell DVD os? Have u done a full Windows Update on them?
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  10. #110


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Also how long has the Acers been used with this Dell DVD os? Have u done a full Windows Update on them?
    It's been 4 months or so. Yes, no problems with Windows updates.
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