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I need to file a support request to Microsoft, and will need my Product ID (PID) for this.

Annoyingly, the official knowledge base does not contain an answer to Windows 8 users on where to find this.

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Just press the Win+PauseBreak and you will able to see the sytem information windows and at the bottom you will see the Product ID of Windows.

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Didn't know about the shortcut, thanks! –  Bojan Kogoj Oct 28 '12 at 16:35
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@BojanKogoj if you interested in shortcuts see superuser.com/questions/466789/… –  avirk Oct 28 '12 at 16:41
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To find the PID, you need to go to your System page, which can be done by one of three ways:

  1. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System by copy-pasting this into the “address bar” of an Explorer window.

  2. Press Win + X and click on Control Panel. After this, go to System.

  3. Use the desktop Charm to go to Control Panel. Go to System afterwards.

Or do as @avirk and press Win + Break/Pause.

In here, you will find the information you need at the bottom:

Product ID

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Well you should activate Windows :-) –  pratnala Oct 28 '12 at 15:23
    
I actually can’t, smartypants, but that’s a different SU question for another time. ;p –  Kiwi Oct 28 '12 at 15:51
    
It is not genuine eh? :P –  pratnala Oct 28 '12 at 16:45
    
It is. I’ll just wait and see what Microsoft have to say, once they respond at some point tomorrow. –  Kiwi Oct 28 '12 at 17:26
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oh i see... good luck :) –  pratnala Oct 28 '12 at 17:27
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Simply use Win+Pause/Break to open the System window. Then, scroll down to Windows activation and you will see the Product ID listed there.

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