I would like to stop using the preload from the manufactures (HP, Acer, etc) and perform a clean install on all the new notebooks before we sell them. But there is one major problem:
When I reinstall Windows 8 with WDS, Windows keeps saying that the used product key is invalid.
As far as I can remember, Windows 8 should read the product key from the BIOS; but I think there's a glitch there.
However, when I reinstall them with an OEM DVD they activate without any problem.
Here's the catch: I used the
boot.wim and the
install.wim from the OEM DVD and loaded them into WDS, but they won't activate.
Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? This problem has been bugging me for weeks now.