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09-01-2021 11:55 PM
Har gjort en fabriksåterställning, men noterade aldrig windows-nyckeln. Går det få tag i en ny Windows 8 nyckel. Återställningen och ominstallationen har fungerat i övrigt.
09-02-2021 07:14 AM
If your PC came with Windows 8 or 8.1 the product key should be in the BIOS' firmware.
You can use this free utility that I zipped up and attached below, to see the Windows product key and the version of Windows the key is good for.
09-02-2021 10:55 AM
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09-03-2021 11:35 AM - edited 09-03-2021 11:40 AM
@eloff87 -- it is nice that a user of Microsoft Edge can highlight some text, and then right-mouse-button click, and select "translate [from Swedish] to English", to show:
Have done a factory reset, but never noted the windows key.
Can I get a new Windows 8 key.
The recovery and reinstallation have worked otherwise.
I suppose that the Swedish version of Microsoft Edge will have a "oversetter til Svensk" option ?
When you check your fresh installation, does your computer's "settings" show it is activated?
As the Other Person wrote, you do not need a new product-key.
When you initially "activated" Windows, it "called home" to send your product-key to Microsoft.
When you reload Windows, it will again "call home" to retrieve the product-key, if it cannot find the product-key embedded in the BIOS. This "embedding" was a feature that was added for new computers that were factory-installed with Windows 8 or 10 -- not for Windows 7.
Also, do a Google-search for: windows powershell product key
Windows 10 has a built-in utility (using PowerShell) to display the product-key -- no need to download/unzip/run anything.