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Windows 8 OEM How to clean install


remesama

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Hello folks i am getting a new motherboard soon and i just wanted to see if i could take my hard drive with windows 8 OEM - i upgraded it to windows 8.1 - and put that hard drive to my new motherboard. I have read my research and practically if you place your OEM windows 8 hard drive into a new motherboard it is taking a 50/50 chance of a bullet hitting you. Therefore my only solution is..uhm :rolleyes: doing a clean install Then after that clean install i will do it again once i get my new motherboard The reason why i am asking for this is because i am completely broke and in dire need of help because i have bought a pretty... expensive motherboard and a new processor

Asus maximus Forumla VII - New motherboard

Intel i7 4790k 4GHZ haswell - New CPU

And i am completely broke and cannot buy a retail version of windows 8.1 i hope you can understand my situation and if not then i completely understand :geek:

- PC MASTER RACE!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 OEM

Nuccii

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If the version of windows was preinstalled originally on your computer and you change the motherboard the Windows Key will no longer be valid. You will have to purchase another license.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

Slartybart

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6-c610us
    CPU
    AMD VISION A6-3420M Quad-Core (2.4GHz/1.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2072a (20" LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 640GB (5400 RPM)
    Seagate 2 TB external
    WD 500 GB external
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520 (wireless bundle)
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 (wireless bundle)
    Browser
    IE 11 (default) & Pale Moon
    Other Info
    HP product specs:

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6c00-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/model/5218495/document/c03138553/

remesama

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    Windows 8.1 OEM

Slartybart

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Possibly ... first see what happens with the new Mobo.
Then you can address any issues.

I'd see if MS will help before doing a reset - although they might tell you that's what you have to do.
Here's a tutorial:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2302-reset-windows-8-a.html

I would backup the existing system - just in case.
Read though this tutorial (check the links too)
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8956-system-image-create-windows-8-a.html

I haven't been on Win8 long enough to have tested all of the features/functionality. The tutorial references issues with System images, so you might use 3rd party imaging software instead as mentioned in the tutorial.

Also, check the Related Tutorials at the bottom of the tutorial page (not the comments, but the tutorial)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6-c610us
    CPU
    AMD VISION A6-3420M Quad-Core (2.4GHz/1.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2072a (20" LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 640GB (5400 RPM)
    Seagate 2 TB external
    WD 500 GB external
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520 (wireless bundle)
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 (wireless bundle)
    Browser
    IE 11 (default) & Pale Moon
    Other Info
    HP product specs:

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6c00-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/model/5218495/document/c03138553/

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