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How to find the Windows Medicenter product key


garry35

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i have 4 licenses for windows 8 and 4 keys for media center. all purchased during the offer period. i have got an email from microsoft reminding me to activate before the 31st Jan 2013. with past versions of windows a significant hardware change would require you to ring ms to activate, i have only installed 1 license for windows and the free media center key. so i need to install each of the 4 licenses of win8 (3 remaining unused) and because its been so long since i first installed win8 i dont remember which media center product i used to activate.

in order to avoid ringing ms to re activate for the 3 remaining licenses i need to find out which media center key is in use. is there a key finder or viewer i can use to find my media center key or is there an easier way ?

thanks in advance

Gazzer
 

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The last block of letters from the WMC key that is in use is revealed in your activation status.
 

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garry35

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thanks for all the replies can you tell me when you say WMC key is revealed in my activation status, am i correct in assuming that you mean my activation status (as shown in windows status) that the last block is part of my WMC key and if so which part ?

The last block of letters from the WMC key that is in use is revealed in your activation status.
 

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Teerex

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The last five characters of the used WMC key (after the last dash) are shown there.
 

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thanks for all the replies can you tell me when you say WMC key is revealed in my activation status, am i correct in assuming that you mean my activation status (as shown in windows status) that the last block is part of my WMC key and if so which part ?
There are probably various ways to get to it, but try:

:winkey:+W
(ie. Windows key + W, which brings up a search in Settings)
and search for "Windows Activation"

It should then bring up a Control Panel dialog which should include something like
Current edition
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

Current product key
*****-ABCDE
Where "ABCDE" will be replaced by the last 5 characters of the Media Center product key you used.
 

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