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  1. #81


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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    The Dell DVD is for use with the Dell machine. If the Dell machine was purchased with Pro, then the Dell Machine is Pro compliant. If the Acers were purchased with Standard that mean they are Standard compliant. Installing Pro on the Acers which are compliant with Standard only is illegal. Unless you purchase upgrade license for each Acers (to be Pro compliant) you cannot install Pro onto them.
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Embedded or not it is a license nonetheless. If your Acers are licensed for Standard (embedded or not) they are licences for Standard. If you install Pro on a Standard licenced machine you doing it illegally.

    If you haven't done so, go get the Acers compliant with Pro otherwise remove Pro from them.
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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Where can you get a Dell DVD that are has both Standard and Pro on it? I like to get this.
    There is no such thing as a standard version of the install DVD and the pro version. It is exactly the same. It is the license on the computer, it the key you input (only if you don't have an embedded key) that determines the version you get.

    Same is true of all media types. Go to TechNet and try to download just the standard DVD or just the pro DVD. You won't find them individually, they are the SAME. You simply pick either the standard or the pro key and that is what you get.
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  3. #83


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Embedded or not it is a license nonetheless. If your Acers are licensed for Standard (embedded or not) they are licences for Standard. If you install Pro on a Standard licenced machine you doing it illegally.

    If you haven't done so, go get the Acers compliant with Pro otherwise remove Pro from them.
    Yes, when the OS loads it never asks for a key. It gives you exactly what it is licensed for...and as we have said over and over and over again, that is Windows 8 standard on the Acer's.

    However, since I needed features from pro, I clicked on the link to get a different version of Windows from the Acer running 8 standard. From there, I paid $99 for the pro pack. That legally moved me from 8 standard to 8 pro.

    So, the Acer's came from the factory with 8 standard. No matter what Windows 8 disc I use, I ONLY get 8 standard when I install. From there I have to provide a legit pro pack key to get to Windows 8 pro.

    I cannot state this any more clearly.
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  4. #84


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The only way to get 8 Pro on my laptop is to install core and then use the add features option to enter the Pro key.
    What happen with you put in Pro DVD and install from it? It won't install?
    It will install. However, what it will install depends upon which key is in your BIOS. It will not fail to install.

    If you happen to have a custom built computer, it will stop and ask for you to enter your key. If you put in the 8 standard key, you would get that. If you put in a pro key, then obviously you will get pro.
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  5. #85


    OMG, so this is what talking to a brick wall is like. I admire everyone's patience. I think I felt my blood pressure rise a few notches just from reading this thread.
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  6. #86


    Someone let me get this straight > I put the lime in the coconut and call you in the morning?

    So what I'm reading is that instead of having multiple discs for each edition, they've simplified it by having one disc and whatever key you have installs the proper edition that one purchased. Therefore, it is deciphered by the key. Yes?
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  7. #87


    Yes, that is the gist.

    But with OEM editions in the past, if you installed with the reinstall media, they wouldn't activate and you would have to call the 1-800 number and go through the phone activation process. This took a solid 5-10 minutes to complete.

    With Windows 8, you don't have any of that activation non-sense either. It simply activates based on the key in your BIOS.
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  8. #88


    Thanks, Patrick. :thumbup:

    This is nifty stuff. I can see where would be quite handy and time-saving if one worked IT upgrading multiple machines.

    I bought 8 Pro System Builders edition to dual boot with 7. When I was loading 8 I had to enter the key for I don't have UEFI BIOS, however, it did activate by itself.

    I'm retiring soon and plan on building a rig. I'll keep 7 on the old rig and move 8 to the new one. The new motherboard will have a UEFI BIOS chip on it. The embedded key will come in handy.
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  9. #89


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    Just so you know, a motherboard having UEFI BIOS doesn't mean it also has an embedded key. Only prebuilt OEM systems have the embedded key. If you buy a motherboard from Newegg for example it won't have the embedded key even if it does have UEFI BIOS.
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  10. #90


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Someone let me get this straight > I put the lime in the coconut and call you in the morning?

    So what I'm reading is that instead of having multiple discs for each edition, they've simplified it by having one disc and whatever key you have installs the proper edition that one purchased. Therefore, it is deciphered by the key. Yes?
    Hi there
    What's so difficult about understanding this --- even with W7 you could get ONE iso and by inputting the relevant key it would install the version you've paid for.

    Pparks1 is 100% correct in what he's doing and it is quite LEGAL -- he's not trying to avoid paying for any license or use unlicensed copies of windows. It's 100% CLEAR -- can't understand the confusion.

    (This method AFAIK doesn't apply or won't work with Enterprise or VL editions - other activation methods are required here -- but I could be wrong on this one though).

    I have other concerns about embedded keys but that's not what this thread is about.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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