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Ashwani70
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How to recover the operating system in all in one desktop when HDD changed. win 8

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

My HP desktop is out of warranty. HDD failed. I put the new HDD. How to recover original window. Accidently I loaded pirated one.

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Lil_Boy_Blue
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Hi

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8iso

 

Is a good place to start.  Then manuals drivers etc.....

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-pavilion-20-a200-all-in-one-desktop-pc-series/5330757/model/...

 

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-20-a200-all-in-one-desktop-pc-series/53...

 

Licence Key hopefully by this method....


ShowKeyPlus from the Microsoft Store (probably the best choice).
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/showkeyplus/9pkvzcprx9nv?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

The output is like this....
ShowKeyPlus - Windows Product Key Information

Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Version: 12345.678 (64-bit OS)
Product ID: 00000-00000-00000-AAOEM
Installed Key: 12345-67890-09876-54321
OEM Key: MICRO-SOFTY-WINDO-WSTEN-64BIT
OEM Edition: Win 10 RTM Core OEM:DM


ALSO
KeyFinderInstaller may help.…
It gives this…. – CD Key: 12345-67890-09876-54321

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There is a possibility of finding the same value in the Registry....
USING RegEdit the key is listed below and it’s content also shown.
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

BackupProductKeyDefault 12345-67890-09876-54321

Three different names for the same value in 3 different software methods.

 

If in doubt please ask.

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If i install win 8 on my machine. will it automatically identify the machine hardware and will help to retrieve the key.

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I need telephone for technicians help

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Hi

I believe so.

There are default/install keys available, but do not use them unless there is no option as they will fail verification.

 

Windows 8.1 standard edition:  IT WILL NOT VERIFY AS A GENUINE KEY  --  334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

Generic Install key only. 

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