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Re-Activating Windows 8.1 Pro (full) with an OEM Licence

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro

    Re-Activating Windows 8.1 Pro (full) with an OEM Licence


    I installed Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit, using the Full Version CD.

    My main question:
    Can I activate this version of windows using an OEM licence (i.e. ) having used a Full Version CD?

    My scenario:
    I installed and activated Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit, with the Full Version CD and using the Activation Code on the card.
    However, the seller sold me a blacklisted Activation Code; I was refunded.
    I now have an un-activated version of 8.1 Pro, 64-bit.
    Can any other, OEM or Full 8.1 Pro (64-bit), licence be used to activate?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Yes, with an OEM System Builder or Retail key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks Superfly.
    To re-assure myself before I make this purchase, if I purchase the one from dabs HERE (OEM System Builder version), this should work.
    Am I correct?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Yes, that would work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro


    Awesome. Thank you Superfly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Re-Activating Windows 8.1 Pro (full) with an OEM Licence
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