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Finding product key to clean install Windows 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    Finding product key to clean install Windows 8

    Hello, sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I guessed it was the best one for it. My computer has gotten really clunky and likes to crash, so I decided I might as well clean install it. I keep my important stuff on my external, so there's not an issue with that. My problem, however, is that my product key is in an non-accessible email. I didn't think this would be a big deal at first, I just used a product key finding program, but since I have Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, the only key I can find is my Media Center key. I know this is only an add on key, I can't use it to activate my Windows. Is there anyway I can still find my original Windows 8 Pro product key?

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  2. #2

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

    Maybe Superfly can help you:

    Product key in control panel?
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  3. #3

    What do you mean by "non-accessible email"?

    Where did you get the key from? Perhaps you can get it re-sent to you?
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  4. #4

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Maybe Superfly can help you:

    Product key in control panel?
    Good idea but I don't think it will work. That script just reads out my Media Center key on my desktop PC. The OEM key section just says "Key not found".

    This might work though, if I got the link right, Media Center - Remove and Go Back to Windows 8 Pro
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