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10 Jul 2012  
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzokh View Post
hmmm. I really feel very confused.
Preinstalled OEM versions of Windows activate against a SLIC table in the BIOS of the PC. There is a matching certificate file that Microsoft gives the OEM's. Basically, even if you can get the original product code it's useless without the matching certificate file. That product code is blocked from online activation. You're barking up the wrong tree. To do what you intend with a regular OEM media you need to use the Product code on the COA sticker and activate over the phone.
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