The generic key I used installed the Pro edition, so I'm pretty sure I can't just re-enter the key in the Activation Wizard. In that case, edit your Windows 8. Well that was the case before. Please press Enter at this point. Your manufacturer always ships the laptop with this sticker from Microsoft. What about the second scenario? So i can just use any windows 8 iso and it will pick it up during reinstallation? You can but 1 Windows Pro license and 4 Windows Server Cals about the cheapest option. Waiting now for Pricsilla and see if she can provide me more info.
What they are doing is forcing us to use they're own image. I spent days with TigerDirect trying to get this resolved. Thanks in advance Download and run the free. Let me know if there are other questions. She's awesome at this kind of stuff. Hello, Recently I had to replace my hard drive. Can you please, please, please tell me where to find it? I am glad this has finally showed up on here! Thanks for any help you guys can give! The Qualifying Operating System License, whether it be Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Follow the wizard to complete the whole installation process. Where it say Basic information About Your Computer at the bottom It shows a product Key no: but it its only 20 digits long? It's really not that hard. For this product, the product key no longer appears on a sticker on the computer. Will Windows insist on using the embedded product key, or is there a workaround so you can manually enter the key that came with your Windows 8 Pro System Builder software. It lets me type some characters, but not the final character that I need to type. You can but 1 Windows Pro license and 4 Windows Server Cals about the cheapest option. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft.
You will need to enter the product key at a certain step. Never had issues like that. The only standalone non-upgrade edition of Windows 8 available is the System Builder edition. You can still do the same thing you've done before. I would like to reinstall it to sell the laptop. Is that your only solution? If the copy of Windows came preinstalled with the laptop, you can find the product key on the bottom of the laptop. And on machines that come with 8 Pro that are downgraded to 7 also come with both 7 and 8 os cds.
Thanks and have a good day. They have totally lost the plot. I hope this helps Devona. It also matters whether the notebook originally shipped with 8 or 8. The key worked on my dad, activated by microsoft help desk, it's Windows 8. I checked the rest of the product key over and over, compared to the picture I snapped when the utility was running. Anyways, so in case of the event that windows doesn't start on the new mobo, I want to at least have the product key so I can download windows 8 back onto the drive.
I informed staff Microsoft was called. Please follow the steps 1-4 to proceed. Also not sure what you mean in the last paragraph. Take it back to him and tell him to fix it for free as this was his mistake. And then once installed, you can punch in the 8. The problem is that the install media, for reasons beyond me, only accept keys for its own version, whereas Windows proper accepts keys for all compatible versions. Usually, pre-installed Windows came with Core or Single Language edition.
Just as its name implies, Boot Menu Key is the keypad to access Boot Menu option. With the keys provides below you can fully activate windows 8 Home Basic, windows 8 Home Premium, Windows 8 Professional and Windows 8 Ultimate. You can use something like Belarc to dig it out. I've never seen a set of recovery disks that didn't automatically install all the extra stuff. As we have an existing Domain network, we know we needed the Windows 8. There also might be situations when Windows prompts you to activate the product, even though the product has already been activated.
Via Updated November 27, 10:30 a. They should have built it so the image always includes the same core files and you could unlock any edition with the right key. A couple of people posed those same questions on the Microsoft Answers page but have yet to receive answers. Just simply installing the correct edition and version of Windows that matches the key will work as is. And then at the right hand side of the page it says Change your product key will one of the above keys shown here do the trick! Several cellular companies have launched windows Smartphone with preinstalled windows 8 and windows 8. What is Boot Menu and Boot Menu Key? It would automatically detect the embedded product key, but it would tell you what edition the key unlocks and also ask if you want to enter a different product key to install another edition. My computer repair person apparently used his disc to replace the Windows 8.