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Can I install an OEM Windows 8.1 on a different computer ?

I bought a Dell laptop years ago and it came pre-installed with Windows 8.1 . I no longer use Windows 8.1 on the laptop. Can I use the OEM CD to install on another computer, a HP laptop ?

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We've no clue what that is. You're asking in microsoft forums about Dell products, better to ask Dell directly for a legal interpretation.
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us?app=products

https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-oem-faqs-and-downloads/

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No, you could not. OEM software has no transferability of license rights.
https://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/terms-conditions/art-software-license-agreements

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What I purchased from Dell was - "634-10276 KIT - Deployment Solution Media Kit - OM Kit"

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Cephas777-0152 answered DSPatrick commented

@DSPatrick - Thanks for your help. Yes, I will chase it up with Dell

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Sounds good, you're welcome.




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Cephas777-0152 answered

Assuming I can't install it, if I download the ISO at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows8ISO , and then purchase this at https://softwareg.com.au/products/windows-8-1-professional-32-64-bit-product-key-digital-license?variant=32394840735788&currency=AUD , will that give me a fully working and 'legal' Windows 8.1 Pro ?

The options are:

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 K
Windows 8.1 KN
Windows 8.1 N
Windows 8.1 Single Language

I'm not sure what they mean ?

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Authorized reseller's are bound under contract with microsoft to provide support for the products they sell so I'd ask the reseller's trained licensing specialist about this or better yet ask them to provide the installation media for products they sell.




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