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Solved Where is Windows 8 Licence key in Sony Vaio Laptop?


moh3en

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Hello, I buyed a sony laptop from a shopping.

First Question: before it ... can i sure that my sony laptop is new notebook or refurbished laptop ?

Two Question: Windows original in my laptop is Windows 8 ... can i install windows manually? where is licence? ( I saw under laptop beside battery) but not found!

Three Question: Can i use licence windows 8 for upgrade to windows 8.1 ?

Thank you. i hope get info about my question
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

Wullail

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1. If it's been properly refurbished , unless there was some damage / scratches to the case , you can't easily tell..did it come boxed with security seals on it?

2. The licence key is probably built into the BIOS , if it was made for Windows 8 then a lot of these have it encoded directly.

3. if it has Windows 8 installed already , then 8.1 when it's released is an upgrade patch released through the app store.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    12 TB in 6 disks
    PSU
    TX650
    Keyboard
    G15
    Mouse
    Intellimouse 3.0
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbits
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    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro

theog

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The COA looks like this.
windows-8-stickers pro.jpg

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 OEM 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 the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.





The Recovery USB drive can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a 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

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...overy-restore-image-computer-windows-8-a.html

or
look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.
 

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