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i want product key to activate window

hp 15-r018dx
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

I bought my laptop in a best buy store in 2014, it had windows 8 pre installed.  Recently my hard drive have crased and so i have to repalce the hard drive. I want to activate the windows 8 again, but don't find the product key.  The microsoft support detect the product key isn't into the BIOS.  Please help me to get my windows 8 product key back   Thank.

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i want product key to activate window

It's in there. You likely are trying to reinstall a different version of Windows 8. It has to be exactly the version that shipped on the laptop new... 8 or 8.1, Pro or Standard and I believe 32 or 64 bit. Where did you get the Windows 8 install media you are using? 

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