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OEM Product Key Not Working?

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    OEM Product Key Not Working?


    I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?

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    Win 8 Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by phenixdragon View Post
    I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?
    I am in the same position as you. I just finished building my nettop and started installing Win 8 OEM, from Amazon, and got warning that my CD Key is invalid. I can't find any solution to this.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit OEM/Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by cjm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phenixdragon View Post
    I am trying to install Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM that I picked up from NewEgg but I am hafing an issue. It will not take the CD key during the installation that came with it. It keeps saying that it is invalid. I am certain it is being typed 100% correctly. Am I missing something? Is there something different with Windows 8 and the OEM keys?
    I am in the same position as you. I just finished building my nettop and started installing Win 8 OEM, from Amazon, and got warning that my CD Key is invalid. I can't find any solution to this.
    Same here. Purchased mine from Amazon and it's invalid. I'm quite pissed off at the moment.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Someone call Microsoft to ask about it ? This is the first thing I will have done.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit OEM/Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Someone call Microsoft to ask about it ? This is the first thing I will have done.
    On the phone with them now actually - they're taking care of me. One thing about Microsoft is that they do have top notch customer service. Cheers Redmond.
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    I did call and was fixed, well kind of. The key had an 8 which looked a lot like a B. Actually the key had BB in it which it really was B8. I only could notice the difference when I scanned it to email the guy at Microsoft. The scan blew up the text which looked more like an 8. I think the 8 looked like a B because of the background on the CoA, it just was in the right spot where the background made it look like a B.
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