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Thinkpad Yoga - Clean install with Win 8.1 disc and embedded product key

2014-03-15, 8:49 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I purchased a Thinkpad Yoga that comes along with Win 8.1 and embedded product key.

 

Will it be possible to plug-in an external drive and install Win 8.1 from a Win 8.1-disc? BUT I don’t want to use the key that comes with the disc, but the key embedded in the bios.

 

This is my girlfriends Windows 8.1 disc and license. Nevertheless I could use it for the clean install.

 

But I'm not sure, if the original key from my Yoga will work then.

 

Thanks

 

Hutson

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2014-03-17, 9:59 AM

No idea?

 

I only want to clean install Win 8.1 but use the key embedded in my the Thinkpad Yoga.

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Betreff: Thinkpad Yoga - Clean install with Win 8.1 disc and embedded product key

2014-04-23, 16:11 PM

I guy on Youtube made a rough tutorial.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI8AnNBIlLQ

 

Englisch subtitles available

 

In the comments he suggests, to download the Iso with anouther win-8.1-key - no matter which one - and to install the system clean. In his opinion the system will get the key from the hardware. He is writing, that there is just a universal iso. So it's no problem to download an iso with another key, even if your system is a Home-Edition and you download it with a Pro-Key.

 

I will try this.

 

Hutson

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