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New PC Activation Lost

  1. #1

    New PC Activation Lost


    Hello guys, i recently bought a new Desktop PC! It came with original Windows 8 Activated! My friend accidentally used a Windows 8 Activator tool! And he installed a hucked key! So i uninstalled it back! But my computer ask me for activation now, and i don't know the original key! I don't want to buy new Windows since the desktop came with original activated one. On laptops, they write the key under the product, but on desktop, i can't see it! please, i need a solution!!!

    Thank you very much!

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Use Showkey in this tutorial Option 5. It will list the keys in your system including the OEM key
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  3. #3


    Thank you very much for your respond! i actually tried to restore my system to a previews point. Few programs were deleted, like Office 2013 and Nero 2014 which i installed after that point, but my system get activated as before! thank you very much
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Glad your up and running again.
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