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Solved Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

genet

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edit:

Note: The PID.txt file is no longer needed.

If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 (core) product key and if you want to clean install Windows 8.1 Pro.

1. Download Windows 8.1 Pro installation media (see this link for help).

2. Clean install Windows 8.1 Pro from USB/DVD.

Enter your Windows 8/8.1 Pro product key (see screenshot below).

Enter the product key .png
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

Smiert Spionam

New Member
More problems

So, I was finished install windows 8, but now the computer do not shutdown!!!!
I can hear the fan spinning and two LEDs are ligtning, the screen is black.
I need to hold down powerbutton 4-seconds and then it shutdown.

But, when letting computer goto hibernation, the first step. Then it shutdown completed
after 30-min.

So, i decided to try booting Legacy and deleted the 4-partions, se pics.
Quit installation, restart computer, did not pressed the boot into DVD-oem-win8
and the installation started!!!
- Now theres only 2-partions and installation whent OK.
Computer shutdown OK.
Why?

What is MSR-partion?

DSC_0051.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win7 / win8 / win8.1

smokawhat

New Member
I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
"Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
you can switch the retail key and licence - but you can not switch OEM
 

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

Superfly

Developer
VIP Member
Guru
I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
"Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

thanks

To check the channel of the installed key, from command prompt as admin run:

slmgr -dlv
 

My Computer

System One

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

smokawhat

New Member
I have a laptop with a copy of a retail windows 8 pro and a Lenovo desktop with windows 8.1 preinstalled (i believe its OEM embedded copy).

I want to switch the copies of windows; laptop = windows 8.1 and Lenovo = windows 8 pro. Can I do it? when I read the first post it makes it seem like I can:
"Note: This Windows 8.1 installation media accepts Windows 8/8.1 product keys, both retail and OEM (for example, "Windows 8 Pro $15 Upgrade Offer" product key)."

How can I tell if its a OEM embedded copy of windows that came with the Lenovo? I assume it is...

thanks

To check the channel of the installed key, from command prompt as admin run:

slmgr -dlv

so it says its OEM: DM does this mean its OEM embedded?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1

Superfly

Developer
VIP Member
Guru

My Computer

System One

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