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W8 install on new harddrive?

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    W8 install on new harddrive?


    im getting a new ssd to replace my old HD. will it be as easy as poping in the disc and installing W8, or do i have to do something else? sorry fo the stupid question, just dont want any suprises!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Excaka, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Before we are able to answer that correctly, please tell us a bit about your system, and fill out you system specs.

    Is this a PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, or are you using a retail Windows 8 installation DVD/USB?
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  3. #3


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    windows 8


    system specs updated also win 8 was on a computer i bought from ibuypower. it was preinstalled. i then switched the case and motherboard, and as of right now W8 isnt running properly. at the bottom of the screen it says "Build 9200" i still havent fixed that yet.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    win 8 was on a computer i bought from ibuypower.
    Take the above as meaning a OEM manufacturer's PC Pre-installed with Windows 8. (OEM like HP,Sony, Acer)

    You can switch the case, but not motherboard.
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    In addition, that means that you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows 8 to use on the new motherboard that basically is a new PC now.

    Preinstalled OEM Windows 8 are not transferable to another PC.

    Windows 8 EULA

    Can I transfer the software to another user?

    You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
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  6. #6


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    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In addition, that means that you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows 8 to use on the new motherboard that basically is a new PC now.

    Preinstalled OEM Windows 8 are not transferable to another PC.

    Windows 8 EULA

    Can I transfer the software to another user?

    You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
    well thats bull! so i have to buy a whole new copy? anywhere they can be had for cheap?
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  7. #7


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    64-bit Windows 10


    They're pretty much the same price at any retail outlet. A retail copy is able to be transferred to another PC.

    If you're a student, then you may be able to get one through the school cheaper.
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    windows 8


    or even calling microsoft? i saw in another forum someone changed the motherboard out and all they did was call customer service. would that be possible?
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  9. #9


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It doesn't hurt to try.

    Activate Windows 8 by Phone
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  10. #10


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    windows 8


    thanks again for the help. such a bummer i gotta buy a new one.
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