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So here's the story:
I bought a pre-built pc and then I decided to upgrade it. I used the same HDD and because I got basically new everything Windows has reverted back to trial version.

Here's my question:
Will the pro upgrade work for my machine? I want to get pro without having to but whole new OS. I dont have the windows product key because it was a dell and they didn't send it to me.
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post #2 of 5
So, you have a Dell preloaded with Win8, upgraded everything including motherboard but used the same disk with an old windows installation that reverted to trial because new board has no license included on bios right? If so, i think you can use an upgrade key to reactivate using the MediabootInstall=0 registry tweak and inserting the new key via command prompt (slmgr /ipk).
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post #3 of 5
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So what do I do in the bios?
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD 7200RPM Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Trial LG Flatron E2351 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
No sorry, I used that command and it brought me up a media file.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2055 Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair CX430 430w PSU Fractul Design Core 1000 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD 7200RPM Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Trial LG Flatron E2351 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2055 Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair CX430 430w PSU Fractul Design Core 1000 
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post #5 of 5
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I'm wondering if the upgrade would work though
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BenQ GL2055 Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair CX430 430w PSU Fractul Design Core 1000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 3220 Asus P8H61-MX Micro ATX Asus GTX 660 OC Direct CU II 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD 7200RPM Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Trial LG Flatron E2351 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GL2055 Steelseries 6GV2 Corsair CX430 430w PSU Fractul Design Core 1000 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Steelseries Kinzu V2 Special Edtion Razer Goliathus Control Onboard Audio 2x 80mm Fans pulling air out of my case and a C... 
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