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    Motherboard died

    passed away about a month ago

    The boy is quite upset so I figured we could take the HD out of the dead laptop and build a new system for the kid.

    I was hoping to use the copy of windows8 on the dead laptop but from what I understand the key is on the dead mobo. Is there anyway to scan the HD for the key? i did make a bookable thumb drive a few months back would the key be on it too?

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    passed away about a month ago

    The boy is quite upset so I figured we could take the HD out of the dead laptop and build a new system for the kid.

    I was hoping to use the copy of windows8 on the dead laptop but from what I understand the key is on the dead mobo. Is there anyway to scan the HD for the key? i did make a bookable thumb drive a few months back would the key be on it too?
    I don't know if you'd be able to use an OEM key on another machine or not.

    I know you can use Belarc Advisor http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html to find the key on a working machine but don't think that'll help you in this situation.

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    hey Humbolt was it your dog that got into the cooking oil back in 2003? oily paw printseverywhere? lol

    bah.... This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed.

    so i guess if your mobo dies so does your oem windows.

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    do you think this would work?
    https://www.amazon.ca/Windows-10-Pro...ct_top?ie=UTF8
    or is it a scam?

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Sounds like some type of scam for that price, even if the keys work for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    hey Humbolt was it your dog that got into the cooking oil back in 2003? oily paw printseverywhere? lol
    Yeah, I still think of that and chuckle every so often.
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