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Installed Windows 10 in a VirtualBox VM, is it possible to find the OEM product key? [duplicate]

I have an HP Z230 workstation which came with Windows 8.1 Pro downgraded to Windows 7 Pro preinstalled. I have since replaced the harddrive and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I have also installed ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the correct,...
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Where is the Windows license key on Windows 10?

I got a new laptop; it came with an existing Windows installation, but I wanted to migrate my current backup to the new machine. I dd-ed the new machine's partitions to an external drive: /dev/...
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How to find Windows 8 product key?

Does anyone know of a way to get the product key that was used to activate Windows 8? Bonus points for an updated algorithm to extract the product key from the registry key. While I realize this ...
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How to get windows 7 cd key from command prompt or linux live disk?

Recently my windows 7 installation broke and refuse to boot (see here). I wish to reinstall but only have 1 cd key. Is there a way to retrieve my current cd key with the use of only command prompt ...
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How to find Windows 8 OEM product key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find the product key that was used to activate Windows 8?
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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Do Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Single language have same activation keys? And is Single Language lighter than regular?

I wanted to revert from Ubuntu to Windows cuz college n stuff. From what i read, The activation key is stored in the motherboard, it's gonna automatically activate. I only have a 4 GB usb and Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 Reinstall?

I was helping a friend of mine who had a blank password on his Windows 8.1 computer. He recently got an update and since this update he is unable to login to his computer. His computer was not ...
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Use Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM licence in VirtualBox [duplicate]

My notebook came with Windows 8 Pro. It never booted Windows, I erased it and installed Fedora on it. I have to use a Windows system now, and I'd like to run the Windows 8 Pro inside Virtualbox on ...