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Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

  1. #21


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    edit:

    Note: The PID.txt file is no longer needed.

    If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 (core) product key and if you want to clean install Windows 8.1 Pro.

    1. Download Windows 8.1 Pro installation media (see this link for help).

    2. Clean install Windows 8.1 Pro from USB/DVD.

    Enter your Windows 8/8.1 Pro product key (see screenshot below).

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    Last edited by genet; 13 Nov 2014 at 14:38.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 2
    win7 / win8 / win8.1

    More problems


    So, I was finished install windows 8, but now the computer do not shutdown!!!!
    I can hear the fan spinning and two LEDs are ligtning, the screen is black.
    I need to hold down powerbutton 4-seconds and then it shutdown.

    But, when letting computer goto hibernation, the first step. Then it shutdown completed
    after 30-min.

    So, i decided to try booting Legacy and deleted the 4-partions, se pics.
    Quit installation, restart computer, did not pressed the boot into DVD-oem-win8
    and the installation started!!!
    - Now theres only 2-partions and installation whent OK.
    Computer shutdown OK.
    Why?

    What is MSR-partion?

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  3. #23


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

    I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
    "Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

    How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

    thanks
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can switch the retail key and licence - but you can not switch OEM
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by smokawhat View Post
    I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

    I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
    "Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

    How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

    thanks
    To check the channel of the installed key, from command prompt as admin run:

    slmgr -dlv
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  7. #27


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by smokawhat View Post
    I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

    I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
    "Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

    How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

    thanks
    To check the channel of the installed key, from command prompt as admin run:

    slmgr -dlv
    so it says its OEM: DM does this mean its OEM embedded?
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by smokawhat View Post
    so it says its OEM: DM does this mean its OEM embedded?
    Yes.... unfortunately, they are not transferrable.
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