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Determine Product Key Type


Stealth

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#1
I have a Windows 8 pc I got used and did not have an OS on it. I installed Windows 7 Pro on it and am thinking of Dual Booting with Windows 8.1. I got the Windows 8 Key with Produkey and from a Linux Live Session. They both match and I believe them to be correct. What I would like to know, is this is a Home or Pro Key, is there any way to tell by the Key alone?

Produkey calls it "Windows (BIOS OEM Key)"

Thanks, Stealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
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    Avast Free
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Stealth

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#3
I'm sorry Bat 1, I didn't think it mattered. I only want to know if there is a way to tell what kind of Key it is, to avoid installing the wrong OS. I guess I should just assume it was Regular Windows 8? It has a Windows 8 Sticker on the back. If it was a Windows 8 Pro it would say that right?
It's a Dell 660s Small Form Factor

Another reason I ask is because I was able to procure a Windows 8 Pro Disk recently, but no Product Key for Pro. I entered the Service Tag at the Dell Site and it don't say positively what came with Pro, and it don't say anything about Pro in the Driver Section Drop down when Choosing OS's. I run Windows 7 Pro now, and don't really see much difference than Home Premium. So don't know if windows 8 Pro would be any better either, I'll need to look that up.

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.

Stealth

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#5
Thanks KYHI, that was my next move, though I hate installing to much junk on my pc, hope it is Portable. I've used it before but forget the Deets. Thanks for the reminder though, as I would forget some of these things if I weren't reminded!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.

KYHI

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#6
It is not an Installer, it is a standalone program... (Portable)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

Stealth

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Posts
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#7
That's awesome! Been real busy, will post back with my findings, though most probably know what the outcome will be. I've been using Produkey.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.

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