Will a recovery disc for windows 8.1 work if Ii haven't installed before? I'm building a PC and don't want to buy a new copy.?

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Mason:
If by "Recovery Disc" you mean a recovery disc made to repair/recover Windows 8.1 that was installed on another computer, then no, that recovery disc contains an identifier that links it with another computer motherboard that was activated with Microsoft. You could possibly buy another license from Microsoft if that's what you want to do.
efflandt:
A recovery disc from another computer is likely to be missing drivers for your different hardware and is only licensed for one computer. And OEM versions typically will not even install at all if the computer is from a different manufacturer. For example recovery for a Dell is unlikely to work on an HP or home built PC.
David:
A recovery disk will install windows 8.1 but you will still need a product key to activate it. During the install the hardware is detected and compared with the the database on the M$ servers, if no match is found and activation key request is triggered
Jeremia:
I don't think so. I always buy the new copy, so I think a recovery disk won't completely install a new Windows, but only repairing or changing damaged parts of the software.
thomas:
Ur licence sounds like its already reg on another computer. It will still install with a 30day free trail u can up to 60days
montiel:
Ur licence sounds like its already reg on another computer. It will still install with a 30day free trail u can up to 60days
Sebastian:
No. A new PC requires a new Windows license.
Hannah:
Ur licence sounds like its already reg on another computer. It will still install with a 30day free trail u can up to 60days
chrisjbsc:
No. A new PC requires a new Windows license.
Floss:
Ur licence sounds like its already reg on another computer. It will still install with a 30day free trail u can up to 60days

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