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  1. #1
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    Default Windows 8 activation key by phone activation


    Thanks for reading my post in advance. Here is the thing. I bought a new laptop, installed windows 8 and activated it with Windows 8 key. Windows 8 works fine. But optical drive does not work a few days later. Fortunately, the laptop manudacture fix it and they changed the motherboard and optical. I reinstall windows 8, but it said that the license has been installed. So I have to do phone activation. My question is will I have to do this phone activations every time when I do a new installment on the same laptop ?

    Thanks for any answer.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2012
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    Default Re: Windows 8 activation key by phone activation

    The reason the phone activation is popping up is because your mobo has been change, and when installing an OEM OS it's tied directly to that mobo/cpu. It's not transferable like the retail versions of windows which are very pricey.

    To answer your question...NO, once you phone activate and there is a problem later on, you can reinstall with out a problem.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 activation key by phone activation

    Windows Activation captures a unique ID of your hardware, yours happened to include the optical drive in that ID. So no, not unless you make significant changes will it require product activation each time.

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