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marked as duplicate by Karan, Hennes, TFM, HackToHell, Mokubai Nov 24 '12 at 9:24

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There should be a sticker on the laptop somewhere (usually on the bottom) which will have your product key on it. – Brutick Nov 23 '12 at 20:30
@Brutick yeah, usually there is one, but I looked and there isn't on my laptop =( – user22105 Nov 23 '12 at 20:32
I also found this question which may be relevant to your issue:… – Brutick Nov 23 '12 at 20:33
Just uninstall the stuff you don't want. – David Schwartz Nov 23 '12 at 21:01
If you don't see a COA attached to the laptop somewhere, it may not be genuine Windows. Try looking in the battery compartment. Sometimes they put it there. – Michael Hampton Nov 23 '12 at 22:04
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NirSoft ProduKey:

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NirSoft makes tools that rival SysInternals in their usefulness; except nobody remember's their name (not even me). They're like the "that guy from terminator" - but for software.

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Win8 is not mentioned in ProduKey's Supported Products List. Does it actually work with the new OS? – Karan Nov 24 '12 at 2:35
NirSoft does not seem to be working with Windows 8. It is not returning the right keys. – Ryan Clarke Jan 31 '13 at 2:00
i've tried it, on Windows 8; it does return my product key. – Ian Boyd Feb 1 '13 at 14:41

For Win8 OEM devices there is no key on a sticker. The key is embedded to the BIOS.

The Windows 8 Product Key Viewer should work and read the correct produkt key.

// Edit: R-W Everything also shows the key under ACPI->MSDM

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Windows 8 Product Key Viewer worked for me!! :3 – AgelessEssence Sep 21 '13 at 1:09
Also, the free OEM Product Key tool from NeoSmart: – Mahmoud Al-Qudsi Feb 4 '15 at 0:08

You can try Magical Jellybean; just tested and although it doesn't mention windows 8 it shows my key.

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