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Windows 8.1 activation - Hard disk replaced

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    Windows 8.1 activation - Hard disk replaced

    I am having HP pavilion sleek book laptop and it was having Windows 8. Recently the hard disk got crashed.
    I have replaced it with new one and installed windows 8.1 from Microsoft site. Since it is EOM based, Windows didn't get activated. Unfortunately I don't have recovery disk and HP asking too much money for providing the recovery disk.

    Can you please suggest how to fix the issue.

    Thanks in Advance...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    You will need to extract your Windows 8 OEM key and activate with that.

    Product Key - Find for Windows 8 (option 5 will backup you key for future reference)
    Last edited by Superfly; 19 Sep 2014 at 02:42.
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Windows 8.1 activation - Hard disk replaced

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