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Clean Install Windows 8.1 Using Windows 8 Product Key

As known by all, Windows 8.1 is an update to previously launched Windows 8 operating system and it is free for Windows 8 users. It can be easily update from Windows Store, if you have a reasonable internet connection. Windows 7, Vista or XP users have to buy a license and do a clean install or upgrade their PC.



Though Microsoft has already stated that Windows 8 product key would work fine with Windows 8.1, it seems that it is not possible for clean installation of Windows 8.1. Many users end up with errors when installing Windows 8.1 using their previously activated Windows 8 key. It means that you can only upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via Windows Store.

However, there is a workaround to fix this problem. During installation, in place of your Windows 8 product key, you can use the generic product key (which you can find at Microsoft website) and then change the key from System page and use Windows 8 Product Key to activate your PC.

If you do not know how to change the product key, here is how it is.

Once the installation is completed, Press Windows Key + X to bring up the Quick Access Menu and choose ‘System’.

On the upcoming window, you will see a message being displayed as windows is not activated. Click on the link and you’ll be asked to enter the product key.

Now enter the Genuine Windows 8 Product key and Windows 8.1 will now be activated.

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