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Windows 8 Install - Won't Read OEM Licence Key From BIOS


HitikG

New Member
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#1
Hey there,
I've been trying to reinstall Windows 8 onto my Dell XPS 8500 while using the original key as my hard drive stopped working. When trying to use the Dell installation media, the Windows installer prompts you for a product key no matter what. I've loaded the BIOS defaults and tried booting the disc from Legacy BIOS mode as well. Any Ideas?ThanksHitik
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3350P
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GT 640
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22"/18"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440/1440x1280
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    Fibre Optic

HitikG

New Member
Posts
2
#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8500
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3350P
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVidia GT 640
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 22"/18"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440/1440x1280
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    Fibre Optic