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Forgot my main password!

  1. #11


    Run this script contained in this zip file. It will tell you the key Windows 8 was installed with since it did not come with the computer.

    ShowKey v1.3.vbs.zip

    Output will look like this:

    Click image for larger version

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Run this script contained in this zip file. It will tell you the key Windows 8 was installed with since it did not come with the computer.

    ShowKey v1.3.vbs.zip


    Output will look like this:

    Click image for larger version

    This is what came up and I'm not sure why the key looks like this. I believe it might be because of the command prompt action (I typed smgr -rearm into the command prompt) I did,
    I am beginning to think the computer is completely ruined and I need a new one

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #13


    That means it was installed with a MAK or VLK media and key. No way to read that I'm aware of, sorry. More info here: Frequently Asked Questions About Key Finder Programs

    You need to buy a new copy or Windows 8.1 that comes with a key. No other way I can think of.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hisqueen805 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Run this script contained in this zip file. It will tell you the key Windows 8 was installed with since it did not come with the computer.

    ShowKey v1.3.vbs.zip


    Output will look like this:

    Click image for larger version

    This is what came up and I'm not sure why the key looks like this. I believe it might be because of the command prompt action (I typed smgr -rearm into the command prompt) I did,
    I am beginning to think the computer is completely ruined and I need a new one

    Click image for larger version
    Not quite sure if its the solution for you, but google for something called KonBoot, should help you, did help me when i had lost mine.
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  5. #15


    "The key finder I tried only found BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB"

    Some editions of Windows (and some other Microsoft products) are made available via what's called a volume license. In these types of distributions, a product key is shared among anywhere from five to thousands of software installations, depending on the license, so product verification is handled differently.

    Basically, this means that your product key is not stored in the registry and no product key finder program will be able to find it. You can't find something that isn't there. Your best bet in this situation is to contact the provider of your copy of Windows and ask for a replacement product key.

    You can read more about product key and product activation with Microsoft's volume licensing system here.
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