It is clear that the activation will dismiss after installation but windows will be installed.
Activate windows 8 1 retail with oem key.
Instead the system behaves as follows.
Now i want to activate the windows 8 1 i have genuine windows 8 oem key found using get win8key program from bios.
In this case customers don t have a windows 10 key nor is a key embedded in the bios or uefi.
Retail and retail upgrade.
Retail activation keys for windows 8 1 professional on the phone or online.
To activate windows 8 1 after use activator from the link below.
How to activate windows 8 1.
This is not applicable to vista or xp licenses.
Is it a pre built system or hand built from scratch.
A device that is running any windows 10 oem.
The windows 8 1 retail licenses should be eligible for a free upgrade to windows 10 for a promotional period of 1 year after its final release.
And if that doesn t work you will have no option other than to visit this page for new activation keys or buy a product key.
Read on for detailed information on how to activate windows 8 1.
There is only an official windows 8 1 10 logo sticker instead.
All activation keys for windows 8 1 have been tested previously and working.
Starting at windows 10 creators update build 1703 windows activation behavior has changed so that the unique oa3 digital product key dpk is not always presented as the currently installed key in the device.
Instead they can apply the same product key used to upgrade to windows 10.
Then i upgraded it to windows 8 1 by windows app store everything is fine.
The oem license model has changed since windows 8.
Upgrades from windows 7 8 8 1.
If you are unable to find a product key for your windows 8 1 you may want to reach out to microsoft for a replacement.
I purchased a dell laptop with windows 8 pre installed.
Use the windows 8 1 media creation utility to get windows 8 1 with update 1 media.
Reactivation will depend on the pc.
If you buy a windows 8 1 or windows 10 pre installed computer you will no longer see a sticker on the back or top of the machine with 5 5 product key printed on it.