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Solved OEM Product Key Not Working?


phenixdragon

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I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?
 

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cjm

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I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?
I am in the same position as you. I just finished building my nettop and started installing Win 8 OEM, from Amazon, and got warning that my CD Key is invalid. I can't find any solution to this.
 

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dcdevito

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I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?
I am in the same position as you. I just finished building my nettop and started installing Win 8 OEM, from Amazon, and got warning that my CD Key is invalid. I can't find any solution to this.
Same here. Purchased mine from Amazon and it's invalid. I'm quite pissed off at the moment.
 

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Someone call Microsoft to ask about it ? This is the first thing I will have done.
 

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dcdevito

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Someone call Microsoft to ask about it ? This is the first thing I will have done.
On the phone with them now actually - they're taking care of me. One thing about Microsoft is that they do have top notch customer service. Cheers Redmond.
 

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phenixdragon

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I did call and was fixed, well kind of. The key had an 8 which looked a lot like a B. Actually the key had BB in it which it really was B8. I only could notice the difference when I scanned it to email the guy at Microsoft. The scan blew up the text which looked more like an 8. I think the 8 looked like a B because of the background on the CoA, it just was in the right spot where the background made it look like a B.
 

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