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clean install windows 8.1 with OEM key

  1. #1

    Posts : 28
    Windows 8

    clean install windows 8.1 with OEM key

    any idea with OEM keys pre-installed in the my laptop
    as i too want to clean install windows 8.1
    also my os was windows 8 Single Language
    and i have a 8.1 Pro ISO
    would that be a problem ???

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    You can not activate 8.1 Pro with a 8 OEM key if that is what you are asking. You have to install 8 single language, then you can upgrade to 8.1. You will have to buy a 8.1 Pro upgrade key to install/activate 8.1 Pro.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 Single Language product key, then you need Windows 8 Single Language or Windows 8.1 Single Language installation media. Note: If you have Windows Single Language version, you can't change your Windows display language.

    How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?


    Have you tried this? -> Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

    Reset Windows 8


    Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery.
    6. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT

    A) Click/tap on General on the left side, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side
    Last edited by genet; 28 Jul 2014 at 15:32.
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clean install windows 8.1 with OEM key
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