Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system
OK I have a new Dell (Inspiron 15R 5520) laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed.
I'm really not a fan of pre-installed Windows since they are bundled with tons of softwares I don't want and settings I don't like.
I would like to reinstall it myself with a fresh installation. I have bought Windows 8 Pro OEM already for my desktop computer and it came with the usual OEM sticker with the Windows serial on it. Now my new laptop only have a Windows 8 logo sticker on it with no serial on it. After some research it seems it's normal.
Now, can I format my laptop and install Windows 8 (not pro) from my Windows 8 Pro OEM DVD?
I ask because when I installed Windows 8 Pro it asked for the serial (which was found on the sticker). I'm wondering if the same DVD will detect the serial on the BIOS of my new laptop or I need a special Dell DVD for that?