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in need of help with OEM win 8 istall and upgrade to win10

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    in need of help with OEM win 8 istall and upgrade to win10

    hi everyone!
    i am runing a toshiba satelite using windows 7. the laptop originally came with windows 8, i couldnt bear the change so i switched back to 7 and today i want to get a legit copy of windows 10 -- that will last for over 1 year -- installed after reinstalling windows 8 (my win 7 isn't licensed). after running "ProduKey" i found a "windows BIOS OEM key" that apparently belongs to the OEM win 8.

    can i install 8.1 with my win 8 OEM product key?
    can i upgrade directly from windows 8 to 10 or do i need to update from 8 to 8.1 and from there upgrade to 10?
    can i use the retail win 8 istallation files with an OEM product key or do i need the toshiba OEM installation files?
    thank you very much for any help!
    Udi Perets

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    No need to install windows 8 - just install windows 8.1 via ISO and then upgrade to windows 10 via ISO
    windows 10 just needs to see the activation of windows 7 or windows 8.1 to activate itself..
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    thanks for the quick help! can i install retail 8.1 with my BIOS OEM key(supposing that it is a win 8 key)?
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  4. #4

    You will have to install the install type that was OEM on you computer., Core, Pro, single language. 32 bit or 64 bit Most likely it was installed UEFI , If you want your embedded key to auto activate.
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in need of help with OEM win 8 istall and upgrade to win10
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