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HDD is dying. Have to buy a new one. Windows 8 problem.

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2 years ago#1
My Windows 8 key is for an OEM License, so I can't download the installer and burn to a DVD. I do not have an SSD to copy a partition to. Is there anything else I can do? If not, I am totally out of a PC for a long time, as I pretty much only have money to buy an HDD.
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2 years ago#2
isn't the win 8 key is locked to bios/motherboard?
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2 years ago#3
self-immolation posted...
isn't the win 8 key is locked to bios/motherboard?


Yeah, I believe so.
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2 years ago#4
First, you should try to contact the PC manufacturer, they could give you a way to get the licence.

2nd, you can clone your current disc to the new one, that will include the recovery partition and your windows, should work fine after that. I have done this myself several times for clients, using the acronis cloning program.

3rd, If everything fails. I believe there was a way to activate by phone, just explain your situation to microsoft and they should give you a new activation. I remember someone posted in this board that you can make a new install, change a line of the registry and it will show the phone activation option, this topic was not too long ago, maybe a week or less.

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2 years ago#5
fatali posted...
First, you should try to contact the PC manufacturer, they could give you a way to get the licence.

2nd, you can clone your current disc to the new one, that will include the recovery partition and your windows, should work fine after that. I have done this myself several times for clients, using the acronis cloning program.

3rd, If everything fails. I believe there was a way to activate by phone, just explain your situation to microsoft and they should give you a new activation. I remember someone posted in this board that you can make a new install, change a line of the registry and it will show the phone activation option, this topic was not too long ago, maybe a week or less.


Thanks..
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