I own a lenovo y500,which came with a 1 tb hdd. After the disk is ready. Just like other , FirmwareTableView is completely free and portable. But that is not how things should be. If anything in the above guide didn't work as described, and you weren't able to find the Windows 8. Open an , type slui. The main intention for this change by Microsoft is to limit the number of keys being compromised.
Or, you will be prompted to type in the right product key. Do you have a sticker or anything? Users can also gain a faster browsing experience thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity which allows users to take advantage local Wireless Networks whenever they have access, however many locations now offer free Wi-Fi meaning a fast connection is often available. The license that came with that laptop or tower cannot be legally used if a major component has been changed as in the mother board. How would I go about installing Windows 8 using the internally stored key? This is because you will not be able to find the product key which used to be pasted on the computer. Are you sure your system came with Windows 8? What I am asking is whether your system ever came with Windows 8.
Laptops with preinstalled Windows 7 usually have a sticker with the product key under the laptop. Is there a way to get past this? A microsoft blog also published the same info. Please share your experiences with us in the comments. Please reply if you have further question. The only reason to get the Windows 8.
Product keys will no longer be printed on a sticker on the outside of the machine as has always been the case. I'm confused on how Microsoft thought this was supposed to play out. So is there a way of knowing what my Windows 8 or Windows 10 product key is? Theoretically, you will never be asked for a key to activate your machine. May I know how you are trying to install the Operating system? I have seen other SuperUser questions on this topic: However, all of the answers assume you have Windows 8 running. I am not happy with Windows 10 however. . Everything from Gmail, Chrome browser, Google Search and more can be added into Windows 8 in a seamless manner.
But since our focus is on Microsoft Windows, we will list down some software which are known to work with Windows 8. Anyways I am using different isos to boot it from my usb. I have found my license key! The question that should come up at this point is how you are going to reinstall the operating system without the product key. I thought somewhere I read you could download the windows 8 iso if you knew your product key. He said retail Windows is transferable between hardware. I have to activate it every 15 mins!! Windows 8 will now be fully activated once again.
You can call Microsoft at +1 800 936-5700. Everything went smoothly on my Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 mid-2013, Win8. We get the Windows 8. I recently bought a msata 256gb drive. Or is it set up that after installing Windows 8, I try and activate it and it automatically activates itself? Some people seam to love to be prisoners of corporations. The product key of Windows 7 is also stored in the registry file.
I tested this program because I had a hdd crash and had to clone the hard drive to a new one. Did you have any trouble finding the Windows 8. Unfortunately, a lot of crap and adware is also added. When I checked in system, I can see that Windows somehow goes back to the blocked bios key. Bear with me as I try and explain what's going on. My guess is manufacturer specific bios encryption, but I could be way off. This means that if your computer dies or you buy a new computer while disposing off the old one, you will be able to use the same Windows 8 product key which was installed in the dead computer.
If in case you entered the product key, let me know from where you got the product key. Windows Refresh feature will restore Windows settings to factory default. I like to tweak, modify and have control over that what I use. Another feature of Belarc Advisor is that it can find the product keys of all Microsoft software installed on the computer including Windows 8. Tesed on my own system with a Windows 8. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I've tried running the program with and without admin privs to no avail. You should then be able to change your key to your original Windows 8 key from the desktop later.
Let me quickly show you how: First of all, download the proper version from its Download page. Can I replace the blocked bios key with the new key I have which works? And the key extraction tools I have tried haven't worked. If you have purchased Windows 8 from a retail store, you are safe and can use the same Windows 8 product key again and again and on multiple computer not simultaneously. This is not limited to Windows or Microsoft only product keys. With all the Windows 10 craze going on at the moment I felt like I should take my unregistered spare Windows 8 machine and activate it so I can pull Windows 10 down. I did not need to use the Win 8 pro media: the new key unlocked or downloaded the new features and installed them flawlessly, and now Belarc shows the new pro key as the installed key.
There is only an official Windows 8. Normally, the sticker on the back or the battery compartment on a laptop and on the side of a desktop. Under Advanced Startup, click on Restart Now. Would you like to answer one of these instead? The installation is safe; it doesn't hide any toolbars or adware. The reason is that the Windows 8.