Windows 8 computers - NO OEM STICKER ON BACK
Posted on 2013-01-27
I finally got a customer who purchased a windows 8 computer and wanted me to do a clean install of Windows 8. However, I looked in the back and there's no OEM certificate of authenticity sticker and no product key.
I called the manufacturer, Acer in this case, and they told me Windows 8 computers no longer come with OEM stickers they're built into the BIOS.
So I guess my question is this, if I use an OEM Windows 8 disk 64bit just like the computer I'm working on and reinstall a clean install from the OEM disk, will it pick up the product key automatically from the bios?
Thanks for any input, please let me know if you've tried this and it works.