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Windows 8 Install - Won't Read OEM Licence Key From BIOS

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Install - Won't Read OEM Licence Key From BIOS


    Hey there,
    I've been trying to reinstall Windows 8 onto my Dell XPS 8500 while using the original key as my hard drive stopped working. When trying to use the Dell installation media, the Windows installer prompts you for a product key no matter what. I've loaded the BIOS defaults and tried booting the disc from Legacy BIOS mode as well. Any Ideas?ThanksHitik

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    PC came with Windows 8 ?? and you are using Dell's Windows 8 reinstallation media ??

    you can now download windows 8.1 and it will read the windows 8 OEM key > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    PC came with Windows 8 ?? and you are using Dell's Windows 8 reinstallation media ??

    you can now download windows 8.1 and it will read the windows 8 OEM key > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    I've also given that a go using Microsoft's Installation Media Creator, that also didn't work.
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    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    S OEM DVD not avail for download. U got to contact ur manufacturer .... Even I looking for OEM DVD for lenovo
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