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ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1

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    Windows 8.1

    ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1


    Original ACER desktop with Windows 8 and it was upgraded through the Windows Store to Windows 8.1
    The upgrade came up with errors "the Secure Boot watermark".
    I tried various things suggested to fix the error but was unable to.
    I backed up the computer data.
    I formatted the drive and installed Windows 8.1 from a thumb drive and it installed correctly without errors.
    I was unable to install a Product Key Licence as the computer had it imbedded in the bios and I have no label with the key on the machine.
    I should not have to purchase another licence. How do I find the original licence key?
    I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance

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    Windows 10
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

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    Thanks for your advice. I was also looking elsewhere and located another program called wpkey which was able to immediately pick out the license from the Bios. I am sure that the thread you added will help other users and the utility mentioned in that thread will basically do the same for others.
    Thanks again
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ACER Desktop with Windows 8 upgrading to Windows 8.1
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