Can I make a new install for an OEM machine?

Nathaniel Herr

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I'm trying to fix up a laptop for a friend of mine. I pulled the product keys and then wiped the drive. I found out however that there is an embedded key on the computer. The original disk and anything else that came with the laptop is gone, can I make an install on a usb to have a key that matches the one pulled from the machine?
If this isn't doable then will I run into problems trying to buy a new install? When I tried to install a backup of windows 8 I had it never prompted for a key stating that the one I had was invalid.
 

Nathaniel Herr

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It was so horribly virus ridden I decided to destroy the flash drive I used on it. I could barely get task manager to respond in the first place.
Using any backup wasn't an option at that point.
 
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