Edit: Op have you heard of the little program magic jellybean finder it will tell you your number unless you have windows Rt. I haven't changed anything in my laptop at all. And what happens if I have to replace that part? Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I need some more experienced advice about product key stickers. Hi X, Thank you for your questions. There's literally no sensible reason for Asus to give you that key.
All Win8 prebuilt computers have no visible product key. That does not include any labour to actually replace the mobo, that was just the mobo. I hope this isn't against any rules. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. If you didn't remove it, you can reinstall from the restore partition. Ditto for if the motherboard fails. The key in your machine bios works with the Win8 image thats on the hdd.
How would you know that what it displayed was a valid key? Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Maybe Microsoft would like to explain how to get a product key from a computer with a dead opeating system. If you went out and purchased a retail version of Windows8 on disc that would not be the case : Cheers O. When Win 10 comes out, the Product key on the motherboard will be useless as soon as anyone upgrades. It won't let me buy it without my Windows Product Key.
You don't need it if you stay within the rules. What if You Change the Hardware Configuration on the Computer Since the digital entitlement is linked to the computers hardware, making significant changes to the hardware configuration on your computer can potentially wipe out the digital entitlement. I don't want Windows Pro; I want Media Center. I recently did a factory restore on the laptop to see if it would fix things. For Windows 7 and backward users, perhaps the sticker just wear-out.
It works perfectly with any computer, even the hard disk is crashed. I know I can't get my product key from my computer, that's why I've been trying to get it from Asus. Although the notion of never having to use a product key ever again sounds great. Browse other questions tagged or. I don't think anyone yet knows how the free Windows 10 upgrades will be distributed. The Win8 serial is not recorded as this against Microsoft's own rules. Anything different from last time? Hi, I have the same laptop that you have.
In Windows 10, utilities like Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder or Belarc Advisor return generic product keys instead of authentic ones. As mentioned above, you will not have a Product Key when you upgrade to Windows 10 from a previous version of the Windows operating system. The only reason they even offered a 90 day trial was so people could dual boot windows 10 and whatever they had before, as in Win 7 or 8. In part it was because some people would buy a machine, grab the windows key off the device, and then reutnr the machine and use the key for an install on something else. So it does provide both methods for recovery. Try Asus, otherwise you are out of luck. I really haven't found any way to get an install disc unless I buy a new copy outright.
It sounds as though you don't have the original written down anywhere. Windows 8 product key download. It won't let me buy it without my Windows Product Key. I then installed 3 rd party apps. I wouldn't trust it recovering Win8 keys.
Don't understand why you would want to do that. Now I find out this little dandy of a problem and think, I'd have had a nice big paper weight if I'd done that, right? I spent weeks trying every conceivable way to install and make Windows 10 operate. I know in the case of my Area 51 desktop purchased in December 2014 the Product Key was in the bios. My worry is that if my hard drive is ever irreparably damaged, I'll need to be able to install Windows 8 onto a replacement hard drive. Soory mate but it doesn't sound very ambiguous to me. I don't want Windows Pro; I want Media Center. The installation went smoothly and did not take too long to complete.
Your entitlement to use the licence ends when the life of the computer ends. With this computer, there doesn't seem to be an option to create restore disks, but if I don't need to worry about the Windows key, I'm ok with doing a clean install if something unforeseen happens. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. I think this is the source!! This is how it is. Especially considering Windows 10 will also be a free upgrade for Windows 7 users. In principle there's no reason I shouldn't be allowed a copy of my own product key, regardless of how useful it is or isn't.