Clean install of Windows 8 pro on Sony Vaio duo 11

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    kamesh419 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have Windows 8 pre-installed on my Sony Vaio duo 11. I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8 Pro.

    I have made a USB bootable version of Windows 8 pro (not Windows 8 upgrade, but full blown Windows 8 pro). I also have the key to that. When I try and install it and check my Windows version, all I see is Windows 8 and not the pro version. Some how the key that is stored in the BIOS is being used. I have not been asked for the pro key. So in effect if I install Windows 8 pro, all I get is windows 8.

    Please help.
  2. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Some how the key that is stored in the BIOS is being used...>>

    kamesh: This is normal behavior for recent versions of Windows. You need to change your Windows key (as you correctly surmise). The following instructions were written for Win7, but I think they will also work for Win8:

    How To Change the Windows 7 Product Key

    Open the Control Panel, go to the System icon and pick up the instructions from there...
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