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way to recover the cd key from the UEFI?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
    This whole windows 8 OEM preinstalled activation is very confusing. I also am trying to reinstall windows 8 on my Asus Zenbook UX32VD.

    I obtained an Windows 8 OEM iso. Managed to get it to boot off a USB drive in UEFI mode. However it fails to activate automatically and asks me for a product key (which I do not have as the sticker on the bottom of the laptop only says "Windows 8".

    What is a guy to do? Asus doesn't have any installation media available for purchase or download and no way to recover the product key.
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
    This whole windows 8 OEM preinstalled activation is very confusing. I also am trying to reinstall windows 8 on my Asus Zenbook UX32VD.

    I obtained an Windows 8 OEM iso. Managed to get it to boot off a USB drive in UEFI mode. However it fails to activate automatically and asks me for a product key (which I do not have as the sticker on the bottom of the laptop only says "Windows 8".

    What is a guy to do? Asus doesn't have any installation media available for purchase or download and no way to recover the product key.
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software
    That is for their desktop computers. It would install stuff specific to that desktop not the Zenbook. One that webpage for my laptop model they only have Windows 7 recovery software.

    Not to mention I have purchased Windows 8 upgrades for cheaper then that recovery media.

    Quote Originally Posted by djsigma View Post
    Using RWeverything as described in that link worked. I was able to recover the product key.
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