windows 8 serial key

joegamer2014

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i have a laptop with pre installed windows 8(original)
i want to format it because of the bloatware
can i format it to win 8.1 AND USE THE SAME SERIAL KEY FOR ACTIVATION??

Thankyou
 

Warukyure

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Oct 20, 2014
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Microsoft and Windows hasn't done Serial number registration when it comes to OS reinstallation which is pretty much one of the few things I do like about OS X over Windows. Even if your Windows 8 computer has legitly upgraded to 8.1 the product key embedded into the BIOS won't reflect that and it'll always be the same.
 
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