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    Default Windows 8 is asking for a product key

    Hi all,

    I was running the windows 8 preview and it was working, I then built a new computer and used parts from the old one,

    Now windows 8 is asking for a product key and the installation disks are oem and won't work on the new computer with the hard drives from the old one as the equipment is not recognized.

    Is there a solution?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 is asking for a product key

    Yes, buy Win 8 Pro on Friday and use that to Custom Install Win 8 Pro to your OS.

    OEM keys are used for a single computer only. They generally cannot be moved to new PC's.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 is asking for a product key

    Hi Medico, many thanks for your answer. But how can I get a new key to activate Windows 8?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 is asking for a product key

    When you purchase Win 8 you will be supplied with a key.

    For the beta Win 8 RP the key is on the download page.

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