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Windows nyckel efter fabriksåterställning

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

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.

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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.

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@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.



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