Windows 8 BIOS Keys and Imaging
I've been deploying a Windows 8 disk image to my desktops this week using Acronis. I sysprep the image and tick Generalize when i sysprep. So when i come to install the image on my desktops, it asks for a Windows key.
However when i deploy the image to some of my Win7 desktops which came with a Win 8 Pro license built in to the bios, i get prompted for a Windows key and if i choose skip and go into 'change key' it shows as trying to use the key i used on the desktop i used to create the image.
I noticed that if i run the Windows upgrade assistant on these Win8 bios machines that it automatically picks up the key from bios and installs fine. Is there a way that i can install Win8 from an image but force it to check the bios for a key??