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JordanM

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Hi guys,
I have quite a bad situation here.

My laptop (Asus K55N) originally came with Windows 8, a few months ago, I installed Windows 7 over 8, and now I want to revert to windows 8.

I downloaded the Windows 8 Setup file from Microsoft's website and it will not recognise my BIOS product key. I also have Windows Server 2012, which will recognise the BIOS product key but not install, obviously, because it's not valid.

My question really is How can I get my BIOS product key to install Windows 8 with the Microsoft Utility?

Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55N
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Memory
    6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Browser
    Google Chrome

theog

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My question really is How can I get my BIOS product key to install Windows 8 with the Microsoft Utility?

Welcome to EightForums.


You will need to a Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 x64 DVD.


information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html




You can use the ASUS version of
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
warning   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)



You can use the Windows system image.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8956-system-image-create-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
    Country Flag
    UK
    State/Region Flag
    uk england

JordanM

New Member
My question really is How can I get my BIOS product key to install Windows 8 with the Microsoft Utility?

Welcome to EightForums.


You will need to a Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 x64 DVD.


information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html





You can use the ASUS version of
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
warning   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)



You can use the Windows system image.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8956-system-image-create-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html

Thanks for the reply.

I don't have any recovery disks or anything like that, and ASUS don't have any to give me.
I've already checked with them and I'm in quite a bad situation. They'll only replace Windows 7 disks for laptops that came installed with Windows 7, obviously not of any use to me, as mine came with Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55N
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Memory
    6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Browser
    Google Chrome

theog

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Did you not make any type of Recovery?
If NO, do you have a mate with the same Make & Model as yours?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
    Country Flag
    UK
    State/Region Flag
    uk england

JordanM

New Member
Did you not make any type of Recovery?
If NO, do you have a mate with the same Make & Model as yours?
Nope, no one at all.

The recovery partition was lost due to a hard drive crash, so I've got nothing except the Windows 8 Microsoft setup.

I know the product key is embedded in the BIOS, I just need to find it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55N
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Memory
    6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Browser
    Google Chrome

theog

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VIP Member
Gold Member
Did you not make any type of Recovery?
If NO, do you have a mate with the same Make & Model as yours?
Nope, no one at all.

The recovery partition was lost due to a hard drive crash, so I've got nothing except the Windows 8 Microsoft setup.

I know the product key is embedded in the BIOS, I just need to find it

NO product key is need to reinstall Pre-installed Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
    Country Flag
    UK
    State/Region Flag
    uk england

JordanM

New Member
I know, but I don't have a disk, I only have the program from Microsoft that downloads the ISO, but only when you put in a product key. I have no disk or physical copy, thus I need the product key to download it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K55N
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Memory
    6GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Browser
    Google Chrome

theog

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VIP Member
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I know, but I don't have a disk, I only have the program from Microsoft that downloads the ISO, but only when you put in a product key. I have no disk or physical copy, thus I need the product key to download it


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theog said:
Welcome to EightForums.


You will need to buy a Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 x64 DVD.

You can not use the Pre-installed Windows 8 product key, to download the Windows 8 Pro upgrade ISO, you would need buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade first & use the product key in the Store email.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
    Country Flag
    UK
    State/Region Flag
    uk england

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