That's the most frustrating thing about it. And the key finder will not find a valid key, because that's just a generated value stuck in there - it's not the actual key needed for validation. The method you are tryign to use is not working. I really wonder how this will work for refurbishers like the company I work for. According to these 2 articles from both Dell and Microsoft this is possible: The instructions in these articles don't work the installation will always ask for a key and when you call Dell to ask how to do it they tell you to follow the instructions in these articles. A clean Win8 upgraded through to 8. I purchased a Dell laptop with windows 8 pre-installed.
After that, we just run the OpenKey application, and we will get the Windows 8. Quickly find Windows 8 product key on a dell inspiron laptop, also works on any other laptop: hp, acer, toshiba, asus, lenovo, samsung etc. I recall that there was also a campaign advertising a bloatware-free Windows 8 installation around that time, but I cannot find any sources or remember a particular keyword. Can I use the Windows 8. I want to change it so that I would not be in violation of Microsoft licensing terms. You don't even indicate what you downloaded, can't even tell us if its oem or retail, retail isn't going to work in a case like this. I worked at Geek Squad when windows 8 launched and had to deal with all sorts of craziness, but, this is new to me.
Every other time i've installed windows 8, it recognizes the firmware product key and activates for me essentially. I didn't have to call Dell btw, and he was out of warranty as of last month. Daniel7338 wrote: Also, it's an ultrabook so the battery doesn't appear to be easily removable, I doubt they'd put a key under there. It accepted the random key I punched in and let the install finish but never activated. That's not supposed to be how it is, but if it works. Do you have one you can show us without the number of course? Is this possible and will it cause any licensing issues? I am thinking that I may have accidentally installed 8 pro instead of regular 8.
After we boot in Windows, we download. Especially since many of our programs are slowly being converted to web based formats. It accepted the random key I punched in and let the install finish but never activated. Who downloads a pirated copy of windows. Maybe there is something wrong, and Windows won't boot. Install Product Key Finder full version on your dell laptop.
How to get the Windows 8. Unless I am missing something Darin can set me straight your reference copy needs to be made from the copy of Vista that originally shipped with these computers or you need to restore Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7 and image that. We just download the latest portable version for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. We just enter the unique nine groups of numbers for our system through the phone keypad. Media Center can only be applied to pro.
If I was to obtain the 8. Like the motherboards model and serial is imbedded in that copy windows, that way windows is locked to that computer. Browse other questions tagged or. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. It is much more expensive, but easier to deal with + you are allowed to install it on different hardware too.
I don't want to Go by installing Windows 8, then upgrading it windows 8. That's it, you're all done. Flash forward to Windows 8. There is, however, a workaround for this: we can activate by phone. MikeCole I have edited the answer, the edit should appear soon. The only place to obtain this Bios would be thru Dell.
The risk is just too high. And am I forced to purchase a windows 8 key just to make this unit function again. Retail Operating System License, that you buy and install yourself, are allowed to be transferred to another machine. Now I want to activate the Windows 8. My question is: How do I get windows 8 to recognize the key located in the firmware of the unit? Also I thought the key finder wasn't going to work either but I thought at least i'd get what it gives me and write it down. Every other time i've installed windows 8, it recognizes the firmware product key and activates for me essentially. The common way to clean install Windows 8.
Without an answer file I can install 8. You will notice you are fully activated and all of your Windows updates will work. You can like our , share this post with your friends, and select our affiliate links for your purchases on or. To see the additional leaked slides,. For this guide, we will use. You can download from or even find one as a torrent or download directly from Microsoft if you happen to also have a valid retail serial number or dev account.
Maybe if you have orders of several millions or so, they're willing to do an extra effort, but for the normal people, it's what you have to live with. After the disk is ready. It just happened about 10 minutes after booting in the evening and the only system changes to happen were automatic windows updates but they were the previous night and hadn't affected it at all during the day. Also I thought the key finder wasn't going to work either but I thought at least i'd get what it gives me and write it down. Laptops with preinstalled Windows 7 usually have a sticker with the product key under the laptop. It doesn't need to be Windows 8; it could have Windows 7. Moreover, if i wanted to format my windows 8 and re-install it then also i need windows 8 product key.