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Windows 8 bios key new hdd to windows 10

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    Windows 8 bios key new hdd to windows 10


    My laptop hdd has failed and my windows 8 key is on the chip on the motherboard.

    I will be replace the hdd for a new one

    I read this:
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    installs windows 8.1 using the embedded oem key

    Windows 8 oem keys are now accepted for windows 8.1 installations

    Is this true?

    Does this also true of windows 10?

    I have extracted the key from the motherboard chip,
    So can I just create a clean install of windows 10 and use the key from windows 8.

    or

    Do I need to install window 8.1, then run the windows 10 upgrade?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlepaws View Post
    My laptop hdd has failed and my windows 8 key is on the chip on the motherboard.

    I will be replace the hdd for a new one

    I read this:
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    installs windows 8.1 using the embedded oem key

    Windows 8 oem keys are now accepted for windows 8.1 installations

    Is this true?

    Does this also true of windows 10?

    I have extracted the key from the motherboard chip,
    So can I just create a clean install of windows 10 and use the key from windows 8.

    or

    Do I need to install window 8.1, then run the windows 10 upgrade?
    Windows 10 will read the key from the firmware as well - just make sure you have same Win 10 edition as the key (Win 8/8.1 (Core) = Win 10 Home)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 bios key new hdd to windows 10
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