I just don't want to have to pay for a new Windows license on top of that; I certainly never needed to with Windows 7 and a product key. So I am apparently blocked from using that to update to added features or even lookiesee what they are? Or, unless you have some particular attachment to Windows like, say, you always need the latest DirectX and games then you would do well to install a linux. Why is anybody providing guidance to product key extraction? There's literally no sensible reason for Asus to give you that key. Install Win 8 - the version 8 or 8. Have you tested your Hard Drive? You'll need the product key with a clean install from an iso. Thanks Andria for your assistance.
As I said earlier: Under warranty I assume everything would be fine, but since this laptop is a replacement model the warranty is only good until the end of this year. In part it was because some people would buy a machine, grab the windows key off the device, and then reutnr the machine and use the key for an install on something else. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. So far I have tried the following: Hi, Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Aug 25, 2015аи Windows 8 Product Key I. Which I would not have been able to do without a product key.
The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. My position is someone wants to find their Win 8 product key. If I choose name of my flash drive I boot from the flash drive, and just as I'm about to start my installation I get blue screen of death. I just received a new Asus laptop replacement unit offered under warranty and it came pre-installed with Windows 8. Why would I want to try Win 8? Instead of crying like a girl, better your own knowledge to fix your own problems. Write it down and store it in a safe place. It originally had windows 7 starter and i hated it so i decided to flash crunchbang linux.
And should be able to provide at very least a recovery disc, free of charge with laptop especially considering its a replacement unit. It squacks back at me this: This key won't work. Usually just a trial version anyway. I'm now making screenshots documenting all my problems with your products and will put together a lawsuit. It came with Office pre-installed but I'm not confident that is on the recovery partition, and there's no way of recovering the full product key. For what it's worth, I got this off Amazon new, everything was sealed.
I have no idea why I can't see a product key sticker on the unit, research on other forums has suggested that Asus actually put it on the inside, around where the battery sits. When Win 10 comes out, the Product key on the motherboard will be useless as soon as anyone upgrades. When I was done with the installation Windows activated right away. I thought oem has always need an oem installation media. This will not work to install Windows 8 or 8. I have all the packaging and paper because it isn't very old.
You are a very crooked shady company. Magic Jelly Bean or equivalent is they easiest way to find it as was mentioned. How would you know that what it displayed was a valid key? I suppose there'd be no way for me to determine whether the key was valid unless that happened, but do you really think Asus would give me a fake or counterfeit product key? Because after an awful lot of frustrating phone calls, the link above was all I could get out of anyone, and using media created from that link I was asked for a product key. Because this is important and would save you a lot of trouble. Did you look inside the battery compartment? Otherwise you can purge the installation using the Sysprep command before cloning and copying to a clean drive. I chose not to answer with full details. I'm downloading Windows 10 now, so that's good to hear.
If you replace a motherboard you are meant to put in a new serial because of the way the serial is set up, they are tied to the old motherboard and a motherboard swap breaks activation with the original product key. First of all, that doesn't answer the question. I again downloaded the Windows Update Fix it program WindowsUpdateDiagnostic. If you buy a machine with win8 you can expect support for win8 as long as its running the win8 recovery image. This is how retailing works in Australia. After the Flash is started , don't Interrupt it. You may be able to call Asus with your models serial number this is on the tablet portion near the hinge to get it, supposing Asus can look it up.
I am amazed that the repair technician did such a bad service. If your tablet is still in warranty Asus will reinstall the operating system for you at no charge. Do you still have your recovery partition? As soon as the file downloaded you need to open it manually and run the installation. I have no idea what a 3rd party repairer would do in this case. Belarc Advsiors software gave me a product key that did not work for this request. You can't get Microsoft's version of Windows 8 without the Product Key. You can find the Product Key in Windows 8 too using Microsoft tools but you have to have it running on your computer first.
My worry is that if my hard drive is ever irreparably damaged, I'll need to be able to install Windows 8 onto a replacement hard drive. Nothing contained herein should be deemed as our warranty towards the compatibility of Windows 8. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. I just don't want to have to pay for a new Windows license on top of that; I certainly never needed to with Windows 7 and a product key. For more information about the Windows Upgrade Offer,visit. It's a separate thing altogether.
That does not include any labour to actually replace the mobo, that was just the mobo. And every distro comes with all the very same web, apps, and office stuff OpenOffice, ftw! And the recovery console doesn't have a menu option to get to the Asus recovery process? Fun fact: The geniuses at the Asus technical support hotline tried to tell me that if I ever replaced the hard drive there'd be no way to reinstall my copy of Windows on a new one, even if I did have the product key. If they can all look up keys willy nilly, imagine the piracy threat. What it does have to come with is a way of re-installing the software product. Especially considering Windows 10 will also be a free upgrade for Windows 7 users.