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clean install windows 8.1 with OEM key

avidqtaqtx

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any idea with OEM keys pre-installed in the my laptop
as i too want to clean install windows 8.1
also my os was windows 8 Single Language
and i have a 8.1 Pro ISO
would that be a problem ???
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion G6-2302AX
    CPU
    APU Dual Core A4 2.5 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3 GHz
    Motherboard
    AMD
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7420G (Integrated) and 1 GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 7670M (Dedicated)
    Sound Card
    HD Audio, Dolby Advanced Audio v2, Stereo Speakers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Brightview Widescreen LED Backlit Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 Pixel
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    Internet Speed
    10MBps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

popeye

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VIP Member
Guru
You can not activate 8.1 Pro with a 8 OEM key if that is what you are asking. You have to install 8 single language, then you can upgrade to 8.1. You will have to buy a 8.1 Pro upgrade key to install/activate 8.1 Pro.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

genet

New Member
Guru
If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 Single Language product key, then you need Windows 8 Single Language or Windows 8.1 Single Language installation media. Note: If you have Windows Single Language version, you can't change your Windows display language.

How to clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key?

edit:

Have you tried this? -> Reset your PC from the manufacturer recovery partition. You don't need Windows 8/8.1 DVD/USB/ISO.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2302-reset-windows-8-a.html

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OPTION TWO
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Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery.

6. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT

A) Click/tap on General on the left side, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.
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