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kieranwood
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How to find Windows 8 product key

Hi,

 

Have just purchased a Envy dv7 17inch with WIndows 8. Was looking at purchasing the Windows 8 Pro Pack however it requires my current Product Key.

 

I've checked all over the laptop, box, and manual and cannot find the product key anywhere. Can you suggest a way to find my Windows 8 product key?

 

Cheers

Kieran

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banhien
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Re: How to find Windows 8 product key

Hi,

 

Very interesting, have you checedk the label at the bottom of the machine ? It should be there for laptops normally. Actually there is a confusion about Pro pack. You can get the Media Center free from the following link:

 

      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

 

Regards.

BH
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kieranwood
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Re: How to find Windows 8 product key

Hi banhien. Yeah, no OEM sticker that are usually on laptops. Have also checked under the battery and inside the removable cover (which provides access to hard drives, memory, etc.).

 

Would like to avoid buying a key finder program.

 

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banhien
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Re: How to find Windows 8 product key

Hi,

 

Please conatct HP support directly, they may help you. Here is the list of contact points:

 

   http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/support.html

 

I bought one upgrade box, it has all we need:

 

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StephenZarvis
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Re: How to find Windows 8 product key

Hi Kieran! Any PC that comes preloaded with Windows 8 will have its product keys embedded in the system’s BIOS. Product keys will no longer be printed on a sticker on the outside of the machine as has always been the case. I have also purchased a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop PC with Windows 8 pre-installed several months ago, there is also no product key sticker. This article should explain this problem clearly: http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-recover-windows-8-oem-product-key-embedded-in-bios/

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