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Solved W8 install on new harddrive?


excaka

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#1
im getting a new ssd to replace my old HD. will it be as easy as poping in the disc and installing W8, or do i have to do something else? sorry fo the stupid question, just dont want any suprises!:D
 

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Hello Excaka, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Before we are able to answer that correctly, please tell us a bit about your system, and fill out you system specs. :)

Is this a PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, or are you using a retail Windows 8 installation DVD/USB?
 

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excaka

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system specs updated :) also win 8 was on a computer i bought from ibuypower. it was preinstalled. i then switched the case and motherboard, and as of right now W8 isnt running properly. at the bottom of the screen it says "Build 9200" i still havent fixed that yet.
 

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    i7 3820
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    sabertooth x79
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    16gb corsair dominator
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    amd 7970
    Hard Drives
    WD 1 TB
    PSU
    corsair ax860
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    h80i
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    corsair k70 m blue

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win 8 was on a computer i bought from ibuypower.
Take the above as meaning a OEM manufacturer's PC Pre-installed with Windows 8. (OEM like HP,Sony, Acer)

You can switch the case, but not motherboard.
 

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In addition, that means that you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows 8 to use on the new motherboard that basically is a new PC now.

Preinstalled OEM Windows 8 are not transferable to another PC. :(

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/10837-windows-8-eula.html#post129482

Can I transfer the software to another user?

You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

excaka

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In addition, that means that you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows 8 to use on the new motherboard that basically is a new PC now.

Preinstalled OEM Windows 8 are not transferable to another PC. :(

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/10837-windows-8-eula.html#post129482

Can I transfer the software to another user?

You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
well thats bull! so i have to buy a whole new copy? anywhere they can be had for cheap?
 

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    16gb corsair dominator
    Graphics Card(s)
    amd 7970
    Hard Drives
    WD 1 TB
    PSU
    corsair ax860
    Case
    haf xb
    Cooling
    h80i
    Keyboard
    corsair k70 m blue

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#7
They're pretty much the same price at any retail outlet. A retail copy is able to be transferred to another PC.

If you're a student, then you may be able to get one through the school cheaper.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

excaka

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or even calling microsoft? i saw in another forum someone changed the motherboard out and all they did was call customer service. would that be possible?
 

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  • OS
    windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7 3820
    Motherboard
    sabertooth x79
    Memory
    16gb corsair dominator
    Graphics Card(s)
    amd 7970
    Hard Drives
    WD 1 TB
    PSU
    corsair ax860
    Case
    haf xb
    Cooling
    h80i
    Keyboard
    corsair k70 m blue

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

excaka

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thanks again for the help. such a bummer i gotta buy a new one.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7 3820
    Motherboard
    sabertooth x79
    Memory
    16gb corsair dominator
    Graphics Card(s)
    amd 7970
    Hard Drives
    WD 1 TB
    PSU
    corsair ax860
    Case
    haf xb
    Cooling
    h80i
    Keyboard
    corsair k70 m blue

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