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Where is Windows 8 Licence key in Sony Vaio Laptop?

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    Windows 8

    Where is Windows 8 Licence key in Sony Vaio Laptop?

    Hello, I buyed a sony laptop from a shopping.

    First Question: before it ... can i sure that my sony laptop is new notebook or refurbished laptop ?

    Two Question: Windows original in my laptop is Windows 8 ... can i install windows manually? where is licence? ( I saw under laptop beside battery) but not found!

    Three Question: Can i use licence windows 8 for upgrade to windows 8.1 ?

    Thank you. i hope get info about my question

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  2. #2

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    1. If it's been properly refurbished , unless there was some damage / scratches to the case , you can't easily tell..did it come boxed with security seals on it?

    2. The licence key is probably built into the BIOS , if it was made for Windows 8 then a lot of these have it encoded directly.

    3. if it has Windows 8 installed already , then 8.1 when it's released is an upgrade patch released through the app store.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    The COA looks like this.
    Click image for larger version

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    You can use the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    The Recovery USB drive can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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