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Using Windows 8 OEM key more than once?

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January 27, 2014 9:46:08 AM

Okay, so I'm planning a new build, currently I'm using a prebuilt I bought a year ago that came with Windows 8. I really, really don't want to spend my cash on a new OS, so I managed to retrieve the key from my BIOS. Does this mean that if I wipe my drive, download the files for W8 onto a drive and put it into my PC that it'll work once I put in the key?

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a b * Windows 8
January 27, 2014 9:50:50 AM

It should work. Microsoft updated the license agreement for Windows 8 that allows the OEM version to be transferred to another system (but only installed on one computer at a time).

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January 27, 2014 9:54:16 AM

Wolfshadw said:
It should work. Microsoft updated the license agreement for Windows 8 that allows the OEM version to be transferred to another system (but only installed on one computer at a time).

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Wonderful!~

So, I've never actually done this before, I want to make sure I get it right.
So, I download the W8 files onto a USB, then completely wipe the drive OS and all and then I simply plug the USB into the new PC when the time comes, enter the key when prompted and I should be good to go?
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a b * Windows 8
January 27, 2014 10:07:41 AM

I've never done it from a USB either, so I'd recommend reviewing this article and any others you might find.

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January 27, 2014 10:15:07 AM

Wolfshadw said:
I've never done it from a USB either, so I'd recommend reviewing this article and any others you might find.

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Thank you so much again.
But I'm not understanding something here. I don't have a W8 install disc as it was preloaded onto my PC when I bought it, and all the ISOs cost money, should I just go with the illegal ones or do I need to transfer files from my hard drive?
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a b * Windows 8
January 27, 2014 11:00:57 AM

Contact your system manufacturer and see if you can get a copy of the install DVD. I'm not finding anywhere to download a copy for free.

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