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linart
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Need Win 8 Product code

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HP Envy 700-400 desktop
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Need Win 8 Product code to reinstall Win 8 on replacement hard drive in HP Envy desktop (2014 vintage) Original 2TB hard drive failed completely.  Have Windows 8 discs that came with computer, but no product code.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

The product key is in the BIOS.

 

You don't/won't need it to reinstall from the disks that came with the PC.

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No, Win 8 product code not to be found in the Bios for an HP Envy 700-400 series desktop.  Downloaded and installed Win 10 instead.

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@linart,

The Product key is embedded in to EPROM chip, according to HP.

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