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Activation of reinstall, where are the missing numbers?

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    windows 8.1

    Activation of reinstall, where are the missing numbers?


    I have two computers, both Asus, both Windows 8.1. I bought a win 8.1 disc out of frustration in order to reinstall. When I went to reinstall, the activation code I had retrieved from system information was only four groups of digits instead of five, and the install disk wanted five sets to even work. Am I able to change this computer back to the original code with only four sets of digits so I can use the code that came with the install disk to reinstall my other computer? So tired of jumping through hoops. Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


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


    See if this script gives you a different product key---

    ShowKey v1.3.vbs

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  3. #3


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1

    Success!


    Worked like a charm, and now I understand that product ID And product key are two different things! Thank you three times, , may your sheep be wooley and your turkeys fat!
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  4. #4


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


    You are welcome .
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