I ordered a new system build from amazon last week and put it all together. New motherboard, cpu, ssd, memory, vid card, well everything.
I installed Windows 8 retail preview once I put everything together and oteher then some screen flickering/glitches before video drivers got installed; its working fine.
Along with the parts I also pre-ordered the windows 8 pro system builders OEM (the 140 dollar one). Anyhow, like I said i got the Win8 rp running on the system. Thing is I am holding off installing my programs like office and powerdirector etc... because I'm not sure if I can just use the key I will receive with the system builders pack and activate the retail win 8 without having to reinstall it or not being able to keep my programs.
So thats the question, will I have to reinstall win 8 with the oem version and key, thus having to reinstall my programs. Or will I just be able to use the OEM key and poof I got activated windows with all my programs etc?