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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: superuser.com/questions/312610/… –  Brutick Nov 23 '12 at 20:33
    
Just uninstall the stuff you don't want. –  David Schwartz Nov 23 '12 at 21:01
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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.

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/11/23/bios-embedded-windows-8-product-keys/

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 –  iim.hlk Sep 21 '13 at 1:09

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

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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