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The product key is already being used on another pc.

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    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    The product key is already being used on another pc.


    I installed windows 8 into my new ssd on my laptop using Samsung USB Recovery Drive after the windows installed on my ssd it says "The product key is already being used on another pc. Try a different key, or buy a new one". I bought my laptop with preinstalled windows 8 no cd's, product key etc just a preinstalled pls help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Since this is obviously an OEM licensing issue, I would strongly suggest that you contact Samsung to seek resolution because they are "in control" of this licensing issue. Good luck.
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The product key is already being used on another pc.
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