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Laptop Has Bogus Windows 8 Install

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    Windows 8.1

    Laptop Has Bogus Windows 8 Install


    I saw another thread that had a jpg of their activation window and it is exactly like mine There is a statement that that activation is good until a certain date.
    The laptop originally came with Win 8 (UEFI). It now has Win 8 Pro. I just purchased a copy of Win 8.1 (OEM).
    Can I wipe the HD and install the 8.1 ? If yes, will someone provide some links for a "clean install" ?

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    Windows 8.1


    Appreciate the response. No recovery disk is available nor is there a recovery partition.
    The current install is bogus. It is a volume license key that expires in six months.
    I have the key, etc, but I would like a clean install using the OEM 8.1 that I purchased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEJ View Post
    Appreciate the response. No recovery disk is available nor is there a recovery partition.
    The current install is bogus. It is a volume license key that expires in six months.
    I have the key, etc, but I would like a clean install using the OEM 8.1 that I purchased.
    Use:
    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for the information
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    You are welcome.
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    Windows 8.1


    I want to say thank you to "Theog" for the links to the tutorials on clean installing Win 8.1.
    The hardest part was changing the boot order. The rest was read and heed.
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    You are welcome.
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