Can operating system be infected with malware or virus?

ry2929

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My last computer was infected. I've built a new one with pretty much everything brand new except I'll be using the same windows 8 CD and product key as my old computer. Could this infect my new computer? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
 

ry2929

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Ya literally everything is brand new except the the case, cd/dvd drive, and old windows 8 key. So I should be ok?
 

danny2000

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Your first comment was that you were re-using the same CD that was used on the infected computer, and not just the key; This could be a problem: Where did you get that Windows 8 CD?
 
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