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Re install using OEM disc

  1. #1

    Re install using OEM disc


    I brought my tower (NO OS) and OEM win 8.1 disc separatley - It installed fine - but now seems in a sorry state - windows updates don't work, I can't access the store.
    I thought the easiest thing to do would be to wipe and reinstall - but then I stumbled accross a thread about de installing the 8.1 license key ?

    Would I need to de install my key - before I re use it on the same machine ?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    No, should be no issues if reinstalling on the same hardware. You can't de-install the key anyway. It's already tied to that PC/motherboard once you activate on that hardware the first time. You'll only have iisues if you try to use that key on another PC.
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