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Solved Re-Activating Windows 8.1 Pro (full) with an OEM Licence


mindofme

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#1
I installed Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit, using the Full Version CD.

My main question:
Can I activate this version of windows using an OEM licence (i.e. ) having used a Full Version CD?

My scenario:
I installed and activated Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit, with the Full Version CD and using the Activation Code on the card.
However, the seller sold me a blacklisted Activation Code; I was refunded.
I now have an un-activated version of 8.1 Pro, 64-bit.
Can any other, OEM or Full 8.1 Pro (64-bit), licence be used to activate?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Processor
    CPU
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, 3600 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    GA-890GPA-UD3H (x64-based PC)
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11

Superfly

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Cape Town

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#2
Yes, with an OEM System Builder or Retail key.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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

mindofme

New Member
Posts
3
#3
Thanks Superfly.
To re-assure myself before I make this purchase, if I purchase the one from dabs HERE (OEM System Builder version), this should work.
Am I correct?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Processor
    CPU
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, 3600 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    GA-890GPA-UD3H (x64-based PC)
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11

Superfly

Developer
VIP Member
Guru
Cape Town

Posts
1,098
#4
Yes, that would work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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

mindofme

New Member
Posts
3
#5
Awesome. Thank you Superfly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Processor
    CPU
    AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, 3600 Mhz, 4 Core(s)
    Motherboard
    GA-890GPA-UD3H (x64-based PC)
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11