Where to buy windows 8.1 x64 DVD OEM ? just the CDKEY ??????

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  1. Plug2k

    Plug2k Ancient Guru

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    Looking for a place to buy it but only the CDKEY
    is there any digital distributions of this instead of waiting for the media through the postal system lol

    also when i have it where the hell do i get Windows media center from ?????
     
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  3. Plug2k

    Plug2k Ancient Guru

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    thats the USA version ? and 8.1 only not pro ? wont the USA version mess up the EULA ? for a uk user with issues with keys with microsoft if i do have issues in the future that is.

    P.s i should have stated PRO version in my post lol

    EDIT: £123 for the pro version hmmm kinda expensive lol, any cheaper places ?

    EDIT2 : just noticed its much cheaper for STUDENTS to buy it, is there any students around here that would give me a hand and getting the student version ????

    EDIT3

    WOW @ the student full 8.1 pro versions cost : £43 :eek:
    and all that i require is a valid student id number to verify

    This student-only discount requires verification of student status prior to purchase. Limit five (5) copies of this item per 12-month period.*

    come on students all i need is you to help me get this one lol you still can use your id to get 4 more in future per 12 month period if you need one at a later date as you have 5 that you can get with a student id.......
     
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    Just install 8.1 with generic key floating around, then in activation window, choose Buy a product Key
     

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    might have to resort to that or the above £123 price though im wondering if there is any students that browse this forum that could do a guy a favor, im not asking for anything from them, just need a student so they can use there ID to pass verification so i can purchase for £43 :p
     
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    Just so you know, if you install 8.1 with any key, there is no 30 day grace period like there is in 7 etc, you can use it continuously, you just get a small watermark / nag screen and no Metro side customisation ability, other than that, it works fine
     
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    You sure you where not asked for a windows 7 key ?
    is it possible that you can use a upgrade key from a fresh install if you auto install your key into your windows 8.1 iso ???? as its a lot of faffing about
    having to install win 7 then upgrade to 8 then upgrade to 8.1 pro from within 8.0 lol

    arghhh might just pay the £106 from OCUK for the full version download.....
    though they only supply the x32 or x64 and not both together.

    where are all the students when you need them lol
     
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    Yep, didn't need my w7 key at all. You can always order w8 from Amazon. While you're waiting for it to come in the post, download a w8.1 iso and install it using a generic w8.1 key. You won't be able to activate with that key, but as soon as you get your w8 copy through the post, you can change your w8.1 product key to the one that came with w8 and then activate.
     

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    will do ;)
     
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    Happy days. Snag up w8 from Amazon before they sell out!
     
  14. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    You can always buy the Win 8.1 x64 OEI DVD from shops like Scan, eBuyer etc etc for ~£73

    Edit:

    Good call from Eclap though about buying the Win 8 upgrade though.

    I've got a friend who wants Win 8 and doesn't own a legit OS to do the upgrade, so I recommend him buy the above I mentioned.

    I didn't know you could just buy the upgrade disk and clean install without having to have another product key from a previous OS.
     
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    Yep, I've used that w8 update DVD twice now to clean install w8 and never needed w7 key in the process.
     

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    Ahh cool good to know.
    Did you have to do the reg tweak + slmgr /rearm to be able to activate ?

    Also I wonder if you can clean install Win 8.1 and activate using the win 8 upgrade key (assume you'd need to do the reg tweak still first) ?
     
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    haven't done this yet, but I have been told that you can install w8.1 from DVD iso/usb, you'll have to use a generic w8.1 key at the start of installation process because w8 key won't work for that. I tried this, ran w8.1 installation from my usb stick and it wouldn't take my w8 key, but the generic key worked. I didn't go ahead with the install though.

    But, you can install with that generic key, then all you have to do is change the product key in w8.1 to legit w8 key and you can then activate. No reg tweaks required, there's a few methods as to how to change the key, a couple via command prompt and then another via product activation, simply change the key.
     
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    Anyone Wants windows 8.1 pro full version student, you can talk to me. but with little commission
     
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    That and the annoying once inawhile the activation popup screen thingy.
     
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    Im a student....learn something new everyday lol...MS keep your 8.1`s im sticking with 7
     

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