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BIOS-embedded Windows 8 product keys - reinstall troubles?

  1. #61


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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Stop buying big box OEM PC's and support your local PC Guy

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  2. #62


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    Local guys don't build laptops, at least not around here.

    Been 10 years since I had a desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Totally disagree, you have options to buy OEM manufacturer's PC's with clean install DVD's Windows 7 & 8 (8.1)

    It is all about doing your homework.

    Some OEM manufacturer's are now install Windows 7.
    Your grammar is a bit odd but the point is fair. I bought a HP laptop last week (a 14 inch zbook yet to be delivered). Pre-installed with 7. Their choice not mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Totally disagree, you have options to buy OEM manufacturer's PC's with clean install DVD's Windows 7 & 8 (8.1)

    It is all about doing your homework.

    Some OEM manufacturer's are now install Windows 7.
    Your grammar is a bit odd but the point is fair. I bought a HP laptop last week (a 14 inch zbook yet to be delivered). Pre-installed with 7. Their choice not mine.
    Most likly will come a option to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Local guys don't build laptops, at least not around here.

    Been 10 years since I had a desktop.
    You can in the UK, mostly the bigger Local guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I posted how to find the key in the other thread. What are you going to do with it once you find it though? Product Key - Find for Windows 8
    Out of the options in the link, I use version 3 of the vbs by Superfly.
    Many thanks to him for writing it.
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    Anyway, just buy pc without any os, because it really is bad to buy windows os like 10 times .... Why should i buy it, when i already bought it with my first laptop ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Most likly will come a option to upgrade to Windows 8.1.
    It certainly does and it will be the first thing I do
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Anyway, just buy pc without any os, because it really is bad to buy windows os like 10 times .... Why should i buy it, when i already bought it with my first laptop ?
    You didn't buy it mate, you licensed it for use on that specific machine. If you had bought a transferable retail license you would probably remember as you would have paid more (about double) and have to have explicitly purchased it not just got the OEM version delivered with your PC.
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  10. #70


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I posted how to find the key in the other thread. What are you going to do with it once you find it though? Product Key - Find for Windows 8
    Out of the options in the link, I use version 3 of the vbs by Superfly.
    Many thanks to him for writing it.
    You are welcome, David

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Anyway, just buy pc without any os, because it really is bad to buy windows os like 10 times .... Why should i buy it, when i already bought it with my first laptop ?
    You didn't buy it mate, you licensed it for use on that specific machine. If you had bought a transferable retail license you would probably remember as you would have paid more (about double) and have to have explicitly purchased it not just got the OEM version delivered with your PC.
    Agreed.. also regarding retail transfer, it would be great if there was a slmgr command to deactivate (on M$ server) the current install and reactivate the new online, when upgrading PC's...instead of having to jump through hoops with telephone activaton...
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