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Solved Old Pavilion Laptop Restored To Windows 8 Pro (Cracked?)

midou35000

Coming Over
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Power User
Hello,

So I had this laptop that I bought 5 years ago (Created my forum account on it. Really brings back memories lol!).

I don't exactly remember when but it was on windows 8.1 but I upgraded it to windows 10 back then when it was released. This laptop is like my grandparent's old TV that we threw in the basement for really really long (Still works though), I only use it for virtual machines (very rarely). So the hard disk failed one day and I had to find someone to fix it ( I was in Dubai U.A.E for a couple of months for my study exchange) I sent it to a repair service and they returned it fully formatted and with windows 8.1 professional so I'm wondering if it's cracked or not and if I can upgrade to windows 10 or not.

Thanks in advance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    idfk
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    70Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome Canary
    Antivirus
    AVAST Premiere 2015

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
windows 8 / 8.1 at that time used bios embedded product keys..
so doubt if OS is hacked..

Win10 upgrade uses digital license that is hardware related - so if pc had prior win10 os upgrade
PC should upgrade again without issue
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

midou35000

Coming Over
VIP Member
Power User
Hey,

Sorry for the late reply. You were right about windows 10 digital license as it upgraded successfully but I had to dump the laptop because it was dead from the inside AND outside haha.

Thanks anyway.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    idfk
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    70Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome Canary
    Antivirus
    AVAST Premiere 2015

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