Windows 8 buy activation code only?

I have windows 8 pro on my computer, and i am building a friends computer. It was an oem copy, and we are using the same hard drive, so i must reinstall windows.  the computer i am upgrading windows on currently will not boot due to the hardware change, so i cannot run the upgrade assistant. it is booted to my windows 8 boot disk i made, and all i need now is to buy a product key. so where can i go to get a product key without the whole upgrade assistant thing?
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 428 Applies to:

You can't use an upgrade version of Windows 8 on a computer without a previously installed qualifying version of Windows.

 

Also, if the previous version of Windows was an OEM version, it can not be installed on a new motherboard

 

You would need to purchase an OEM full install system builders version of Windows 8.

 

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Purchasing a full version of Windows 8

If you want to build your own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional operating system running in either a local virtual machine or separate partition (including a Mac), you can purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder products (OEM versions). If available in your country or region, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder products can be purchased at participating stores, you'll need to ask a sales rep for more information. This version does not include customer support.

 

There are no full retail versions of Windows 8. If you need a full version, you will need to purchase the Windows 8 Pro OEM from New Egg. This requires a custom clean install.

Windows 8 Pro
64 Bit (OEM)

Windows 8 Pro
32 Bit (OEM)

Windows 8
64 Bit (OEM)

Windows 8
32 Bit (OEM)

 

 

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