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Need help with Windows 8.1 product key.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit

    Need help with Windows 8.1 product key.


    Recently I purchased a new PC to upgrade from my oh so very depressing PC and I've have it for about a month. The computer is great, it runs pretty much everything I need it to without failure, but there is one issue that may seem tiny, but is very annoying to me. About every hour or so a message with pop up asking me to activate Windows. I looked everywhere for a product key to no avail. Is there any way I can set it to where the notification doesn't pop up or any other solutions? All ideas and fixes are welcomed.

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  2. #2


    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, Matttj67.

    Is this an OEM machine? If so, the keys are in the UEFI BIOS. I believe this machine should have been activated already.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    What happens when you try to activate? As mentioned, if it's a OEM factory install it should already be activated.
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    Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit


    Thanks for the welcome HippsieGypsie. Excuse my ignorance, I'm not really sure what the terms OEM and UEFI BIOS mean. As for when I try to activate it, it says the product key doesn't work is it is accompanied by the error code "0xC004C003"
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. If you get a PC from one of the major OEM's like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP etc, with Windows 8 preinstalled at the factory. The windows 8 product code is embedded in the BIOS. UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. It's a new type of BIOS. Now, seeing that your PC was built by CyberPowerPC, it may be that they don't do it that way. In which case there should be some documentation supplied with your Product code on it. Is there a COA sticker on your case anywhere? I would call CyberPowerPC and ask them what's up. Have you upgraded with the Pro Pack or maybe added Media Center though Add Features?
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    Do you have the keys? If so, call CyberPowerPC as alphanumeric suggested or activate one of two ways:

    Activate Windows 8 by Phone

    Activate Windows 8 Online
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    find keys


    This vbs script should find your key(s):

    ShowKey v1.2.vbs

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