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Deleted Windows, No serial key found on computer

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    Linux

    Deleted Windows, No serial key found on computer


    i deleted Windows, and i can't find the serial key for my new computer. though i have heard i have the serial built into the computer, i am not sure if i can do a fresh install from this

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you have a key on the computer, run this vbs script & it will show you your ID & product key:

    ShowKey.vbs
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    Posts : 4
    Linux


    no operating system is installed, be it Windows, OS X, Linux, Solaris, BSD, or anything else, so i can not really run a visual basic program on the computer
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    Linux


    if it helps, there is no serial key on a sticker on my latop nor is there a recovery partition
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  5. #5


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


    I guess you will have to order factory recovery disks or buy a Windows OS.
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    Posts : 4
    Linux


    :/ i guess i could always scour the internet for install medium
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  7. #7


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


    Good luck.
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  8. #8


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


    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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