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Install problem ,Wintel windows8.1 32bit UEFI

  1. #31


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Just a wild guess... could it be that the firmware is bugged, there is an embedded product key but it doesn't appear in UEFI mode ? That would be very difficult to prove however, since it would most likely require to boot another OS in legacy mode, and that's where it all started (except no try to boot in legacy mode was made, maybe ?). But if there is an (inaccessible) embedded product key, that would mean you bought one Windows and have two product keys, one for each edition.

    Anyway, I don't know how the law in Sweden is, but I guess it's not that different from France, it's because you opened and tried to used your product that you discovered those problems, that's normal, so you're still entitled to some extra support from the reseller, and maybe a refund. That being said, it's understandable that you want to avoid the hassle, and prefer to buy a new product key...

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  2. #32


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    The OEM installed a trial version of "Bing" and sold it that way
    the OEM never embedded the key or provided a non-trial "Bing" product key

    (that is what I think has happened here anyway)

    "Bing" is OEM ONLY software and MS provides it free of charge to the OEM..

    So what good it was to install a Trial version of Bing > when Bing is free = blows me apart with this one..

    Unless the intention was to also sell a non-trial edition of windows at time of sale..

    We can swap out editions and use his current valid product key - but he should use x86 software
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  3. #33


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Godmorning KYHI & NOVHAK.

    Well it's seems a bit akward this system I must say.
    It has always been a bit of work with Windows to get it the way you want it.
    But this is just plain stupid to make a system you can't even boot any other media with to install anything else.

    It will be very interesting to see how this turns out.
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  4. #34


    Very strange one this... See if ShowKeyPlus.zip helps - If there is no OEM key, click on 'check product key' and enter/paste your key...
    Last edited by Superfly; 16 Apr 2015 at 05:04. Reason: fixed backup
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  5. #35


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Tried it yesterday.
    Didn't work.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by lindis68 View Post
    Tried it yesterday.
    Didn't work.
    What didn't work? - I just added the check key functionality to see if the key is valid...
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  7. #37


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Ahaa.
    Ok .. i Will try it when I get back home.
    Tought it was file I tried yesterday evening.
    Thanks.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    What didn't work? - I just added the check key functionality to see if the key is valid...
    we need version numbers, as it just seems to get better and better..
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  9. #39


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Haha.. I agree. :thumbup:
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  10. #40


    Posts : 69
    windows 8.1 32 bit


    Hi again .. here is what i found.

    when i go into control panel - activate windows screen:
    it says
    "installed key: xxxx - and the 4 last digits is same as in the key i get from showkey plus.
    but if i enter the installed key from showkey plus it is not correct , enter another key .. bla bla.

    showkeyplus:
    Windows Product Key Information


    Product Name: Windows 8.1 Connected


    Product ID: 00266-70000-00000-AAOEM


    Installed Key:


    Original Key:


    Original Edition: Win 8.1 RTM CoreConnected Retail


    OEM Key: OEM key not present in firmware

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    from command prompt:



    DISKPART> list partition


    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 System 100 MB 1024 KB
    Partition 2 Reserved 128 MB 101 MB
    Partition 3 Primary 24 GB 229 MB
    Partition 4 Recovery 4125 MB 25 GB
    Last edited by lindis68; 16 Apr 2015 at 09:19. Reason: more info to add
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