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Windows 8 Product key and Windows 8 Microsoft office key

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    Windows 8 Product key and Windows 8 Microsoft office key


    Hi ..i bought a new sony laptop which has Windows 8...after installing it , when trying to open the microsoft Office , it requires the product KEY , which i do not have it when i got it but have heard it is encrypted in the windows 8 ,,,,,do not know how to configure it.......anyone can help? thank you

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    Did you order your Sony with MS Office, & pay for the option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you order your Sony with MS Office, & pay for the option.
    Microsoft Office was preinstalled but it just needs the product key to activate,,,,which is neither in the laptop,nor with discs since windows 8 does not include them.....heard the key is inside BIOS but have no idea on how to extract it
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    Quote Originally Posted by studenti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you order your Sony with MS Office, & pay for the option.
    Microsoft Office was preinstalled but it just needs the product key to activate,,,,which is neither in the laptop,nor with discs since windows 8 does not include them.....heard the key is inside BIOS but have no idea on how to extract it
    Does it need the Windows 8 product key or its own product key ? --- (Serial Number)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by studenti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you order your Sony with MS Office, & pay for the option.
    Microsoft Office was preinstalled but it just needs the product key to activate,,,,which is neither in the laptop,nor with discs since windows 8 does not include them.....heard the key is inside BIOS but have no idea on how to extract it
    Does it need the Windows 8 product key or its own product key ? --- (Serial Number)
    Only the TRIAL is Pre-installed, Did you pay for one of MS Office the options.

    Paid for MS Office has it's own product key
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by studenti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you order your Sony with MS Office, & pay for the option.
    Microsoft Office was preinstalled but it just needs the product key to activate,,,,which is neither in the laptop,nor with discs since windows 8 does not include them.....heard the key is inside BIOS but have no idea on how to extract it
    Does it need the Windows 8 product key or its own product key ? --- (Serial Number)
    It needs the product Key of the package , which the package does not have
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by studenti View Post

    Microsoft Office was preinstalled but it just needs the product key to activate,,,,which is neither in the laptop,nor with discs since windows 8 does not include them.....heard the key is inside BIOS but have no idea on how to extract it
    Does it need the Windows 8 product key or its own product key ? --- (Serial Number)
    Only the TRIAL is Pre-installed, Did you pay for one of MS Office the options.

    Paid for MS Office has it's own product key
    I paid for the Laptop Sony,but thought that Microsoft Office Key was included in the product
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    It says it needs a 25 character key of the MS , AND from what i have searched online it is encrypted in BIOS but i have no idea on how to extract it
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    The Windows 8 Product key is coded in the UEFI/BIOS firmware, not the MS office Product key.


    Did you pay for one of MS Office the options?
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    I have no idea since i bought the laptop and thought it has all uincluded in it
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The Windows 8 Product key is coded in the UEFI/BIOS firmware, not the MS office Product key.


    Did you pay for one of MS Office the options?
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