Windows key transfer to a new build

AcerASUS117

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I bought a laptop with windows 8 on it and now I want to build a computer. I don't want to pay $100 for windows so I want to use my old windows key. Is there any way for me to reuse the old key? How would it work? Can I still use the old hard drive?
 

AcerASUS117

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I thought this too, But I looked at the key(Sticker on it) and it didn't have OEM in the code. Is there a chance I can use the code?

 

warhead0

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A new machine requires a new key, no way around it.

Why not just try. You might have activation issues.

Don't down vote an answer just because it's not the answer you wanted to hear.
 


No Windows 8 laptops or OEM desktops have a code anymore, it is encrypted in the BIOS by mandate from Microsoft. You CANNOT transfer it. YOU MUST BUY A NEW PRODUCT KEY
 

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