Solved Activation in Clean install Windows 8.1 on a Windows 8 PC

KingIsaiahIV

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Hi guys,
We all know that Windows 8.1 is a FREE update to Windows 8 OS. Recently my teacher's Toshiba Satellite Laptop shipped with Windows 8 Single Language, is very slow, so she wanted me, to do a clean install to get rid of bloatware. And also, we all know that Microsoft released a tool that downloads an installation media of Windows 8.1. So here's my questions:
1. Will Windows 8.1 activate with a OEM key embedded in the BIOS?

2. If I install Windows 8.1 does it automatically activate it without Internet?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6Core 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M LGA 1115
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
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    Sapphire Radeon VAPOR-X R9
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    SoundBlaster Z
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    HP Pavillon 27xi
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    1920x1080
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    Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001)
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    EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
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    Student
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    Sentey Bx1-4237 Plus Gaming
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    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
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1. Will Windows 8.1 activate with a OEM key embedded in the BIOS?

- Yes - if you install Windows 8.1 Single Language (it contains an ei.cfg file that bypasses an installation key)

2. If I install Windows 8.1 does it automatically activate it without Internet?

- No. it needs online activation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Name
    Craig
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives
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    Life Insurance Underwriter, .Net Developer
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    South africa

KingIsaiahIV

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Thank you for replying,

But to be clear, will Windows 8.1 activate using a Windows 8 key in the BIOS?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6Core 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M LGA 1115
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon VAPOR-X R9
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Pavillon 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001)
    PSU
    EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
    Occupation
    Student
    Case
    Sentey Bx1-4237 Plus Gaming
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 with Designed-For-Web Scrolling
    Internet Speed
    10MB/ps Download , 2MB/ps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome, IE 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Country Flag
    Philippines

Superfly

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Yes, once you install Windows 8.1 Single Language, it will read the bios key and activate itself as soon as you go online.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Name
    Craig
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives
    Occupation
    Life Insurance Underwriter, .Net Developer
    Country Flag
    South africa

KingIsaiahIV

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Ok Thanks for replying :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6Core 3.3Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M LGA 1115
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon VAPOR-X R9
    Sound Card
    SoundBlaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Pavillon 27xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001)
    PSU
    EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
    Occupation
    Student
    Case
    Sentey Bx1-4237 Plus Gaming
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 with Designed-For-Web Scrolling
    Internet Speed
    10MB/ps Download , 2MB/ps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome, IE 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Country Flag
    Philippines

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