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Windows 8 General Discussion

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#61 rudrax

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:14 AM

@dmog, yup definitely you can use the serial that's printed back in a label in your notebook. But the key will only activate the edition that's provided by default from your OEM. I mean, if you have windows 8 core edition right now then the key provided will only unlock the 'core' edition not the 'pro' edition.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

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I am HP also , this is page of my model , as you explain before

h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/swdHome/?lang=en&cc=us&sp4ts.oid=4145202

 

I do not see W8.1 - any thing can I do


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#63 dMog

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

@november_ra1n

 

I am HP also , this is page of my model , as you explain before

 

h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/swdHome/?lang=en&cc=us&sp4ts.oid=4145202

 

I do not see W8.1 - any thing can I do

not so much worried about windows 8.1 update as i know that will come form microsoft update... just wondering about all the other stuff like sound drivers and other hardware software updates..thanks all question answered..will most likely do a total clean install of windows and then update to 8.1 then install all my  othersoftware and programs from scratch


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

@november_ra1n

 

I am HP also , this is page of my model , as you explain before

 

h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/swdHome/?lang=en&cc=us&sp4ts.oid=4145202

 

I do not see W8.1 - any thing can I do

 

There is no any difference between Windows 7, 8. 8.1 Drivers who ever using any driver  from any of this edition they most likely computable each other  the page you have seen about Windows 8 cause thats how i have my OEM Windows belongs to.

There is another search in HP you can divided the search depends on your Windows Edition but i don't use much if you really need it pm me your model then i will get 4 you.

 

Nowadays Manufacturer making universal driver such as Intel they dont have different driver for different edition of Windows maybe XP is the exception


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

@rudax.. but i do not have a the install dvd for windows 8...nobody supplies that any more with new computers..will the serial # on my note book suffice to do a clean install then update to 8.1 from microsoft

 

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Win 8 PCs embed their product keys in the BIOS.  As rudrax said you must install the right edition and as long as you do, it will automatically read the key from the BIOS and activate.

 

( As a precaution i would also check  the key with Windows 8 Product Key Viewer or RW-Everything  and keep a note before proceeding with a clean install :) )



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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

 

@rudax.. but i do not have a the install dvd for windows 8...nobody supplies that any more with new computers..will the serial # on my note book suffice to do a clean install then update to 8.1 from microsoft

 

 luv this site..lots of knowledge here

@dMog

 

Win 8 PCs embed their product keys in the BIOS.  As rudrax said you must install the right edition and as long as you do, it will automatically read the key from the BIOS and activate.

 

( As a precaution i would also check  the key with Windows 8 Product Key Viewer or RW-Everything  and keep a note before proceeding with a clean install :) )

 

yes...i have windows product key logged and written down on paper as well on a file on a stand alone hard drive along with all my other pictures and documents i cannot afford to lose


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

 

 

It is much better and faster and on Win 8.1 is superfast

 

If that's the case then i need to go Win8.1 then!. Which is the best version at the moment? I saw so many tutorial and version in getting Win8 up.. it's like scary @@. Which is best and easiest?

 

Thanks :)

 

Go with Windows 8.1 Pro...if you need WMC,you can add to it later....Enterprise is not needed for gamers...Get StartIsBack+ for Windows 8.1..if you like it...

 

 

I saw the post it seems that most version need phone activation? No other way? I'm from asian countries.. If i were to make overseas call it'll cost me a bomb. No other alternatives?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:38 AM

I saw the post it seems that most version need phone activation? No other way? I'm from asian countries.. If i were to make overseas call it'll cost me a bomb. No other alternatives?

Just post your installation id with the last five digits of the key you used...in this thread many nsaners are providing activation help...

 

FYI,you can also make free calls from skype to activation centers....


Edited by NSFfan, 07 October 2013 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:27 AM

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

most posts i saw are people requesting keys and activation and stuff.. let's discuss about windows 8.1 :D. i saw a lot of negativity on windows 8. i installed it and kinda like it compared to 7 now. the dpi scaling seems proper compared to windows 7.

 

also.. although the metro is not so user friendly at first i seems to kind of like it now. wondering why people hate it so much? ya i understand the hate because it's closely resemble for a touch screen mobile.

 

i did struggle but have to do some google and read up to use up windows 8. but i'm all good now. i actually feels good because the shortcut key is nice. win+q/w works good for me. only problem to close an app i have to alt+f4.. i can't use ctrl+w (which i more prefer).



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Windows 8.1 has a lot to offer though it is touch screen target (http://msdn.microsof...s/hh465415.aspx) but the original start button request issue. 8.1 start button did not completely meet some users needs as they may still like the interface to open as in the earlier versions.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

Windows 8.1 has a lot to offer though it is touch screen target (http://msdn.microsof...s/hh465415.aspx) but the original start button request issue. 8.1 start button did not completely meet some users needs as they may still like the interface to open as in the earlier versions.

 

The start button is back but not the start menu. I'm not sure i don't miss the start menu. Perhaps they should make it how it should look when it's at the "Metro Apps By Name" screen when user press the windows key?

 

I like the search on windows8 where it immediately search everything when you type something. So i can easily find what i want. The only thing i hate with windows is that it forced me to sign in using my hotmail account.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:30 PM

I feel that they need to add the ability to customize hot corners. Give Gnome 3 a try. I miss my hot corners =|



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:05 PM

The only thing i hate with windows is that it forced me to sign in using my hotmail account.

 

 

You can switch to a local account when you want. Or are you talking about the apps?


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