Weird,causee I've used this product key several times on many other HDD's
You cannot do that. It might work initially, but as you have seen....'already used elsewhere'.
1 license, 1 PC.
Yes, it is a legit copy, 8.1 standard, didn't come with the PC or anything, I bought it from Newegg, disc copy..
I've reinstalled windows before, and even on a separate HDD, and the watermark was never on that PC
Is there a way I can tell windows that it no longer is on this PC anymore, and that I can now use my unlock on this install? I've reinstalled before and windows never asked for activation.
How can I do this? Will signing out/Deleting my old windows install let me activate it on my current install
(I need to salvage data off it still, but I will eventually need to delete it)
What is my best course of action here so Windows doesn't bug out on me and lock me from my OEM installtion limit. (should be able to reinstall numerous times, as long as its on only 1 pc at a time right?)
This is the first time I'm using a new otherboard thopugh, could that be why it says this? How can I get my 1 PC limit back so this is the Windows 8.1 installation I have activated?