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Where is the Win 8 serial and how to get a Win8 DVD?

  1. #11

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    NO Product Key is need to reinstall OEM Pre-installed Windows 8.
    I know that.

    I just thought to show the difference between the ID & Product Key.

    & how to find the Key.

    Knowing how to find it might come in handy some day.

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  2. #12

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by pstein View Post
    Or are GPT Win 8 installation incompatible with MBR Win 8 installations?
    Yes, they are.

    Only if you (can) disable secureboot and enable (csm) legacy mode in the BIOS will you be able to boot from MBR media.

    If you don't know what your're doing, you will mess out your system (probably brick it as well) pretty badly which will result in another ton of questions.

    From what I've seen, disabling secure boot and enable legacy mode will result in a long system check (disk scan for file errors) on the GPT partition when you boot from it. If this happens each time then it's not even worthy to make a dual-boot setup between a UEFI and a MBR OS.

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  3. #13

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    For Windows Pro / Enterprise to enter a new key simply type in SLUI 3 from the command prompt.

    To find your Windows / Other products like Office keys download the FREE Belarc advisor from here

    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

    This works -- It's not Sneaker ware that gives like the first 8 digits and then asks for PAYMENT for a pro version. This stuff is totally FREE -- note though it takes a little while so go and drink a Beer/ Tea or whatever while it's running.

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