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How can I find the product key that was used to activate Windows 8?

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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, 2012 at 20:30
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    @Brutick yeah, usually there is one, but I looked and there isn't on my laptop =(
    – user22105
    Nov 23, 2012 at 20:32
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    I also found this question which may be relevant to your issue: superuser.com/questions/312610/…
    – Brutick
    Nov 23, 2012 at 20:33
  • Just uninstall the stuff you don't want. Nov 23, 2012 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. Nov 23, 2012 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, 2012 at 2:35
  • NirSoft does not seem to be working with Windows 8. It is not returning the right keys. Jan 31, 2013 at 2:00
  • i've tried it, on Windows 8; it does return my product key.
    – Ian Boyd
    Feb 1, 2013 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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You can try Magical Jellybean; just tested and although it doesn't mention windows 8 it shows my key.


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