The windows key is in a strange location but you get used to it after a while. Afterwards I can try Windows 8. Learn how to find out Windows 8 product key on dell inspiron laptop. From my past experience the Indian guy will give me the activation code or maybe with a new key, I don't remember. That led me to hunt for the Windows 8.
Please do get back to us on any further assistance. Hi all, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7569 Laptop that came with Windows 10. What seems to work Which I haven't tried in a while so maybe they changed it is activating Windows over the phone. As those media install come pre-activated for your hardware. No, I don't hate it and I'm not going to bash it, but we just aren't going to use it, yet.
I have noticed in two different instances that once you change some hardware, Windows 10 refuses to activate stating Hardware profile blah blah issue. Now when i tried to reinstall windows10 the laptop froze. It's unbelievable to me how monumentally stupid this whole 8 to 8. Even if you could feasibly retrieve the key, how are you going to embed and encrypt it into the bios of this other machine? Hey all, Got an interesting question that may also be of use to someone else. The Phone Activation system is automated. It asked license key, which I didn't knew.
After we boot in Windows, we download. Even the crappy stuff at Best Buy has stickers. But right now i can't even access anything in windows since i am locked out. The installation is safe; it doesn't hide any toolbars or adware. Dell can provide you the required media to reinstall Windows. Now I want to activate the Windows 8.
As far as my forum thread is concerned I was hoping to see factual information rather than speculation. I purchased a Dell laptop with windows 8 pre-installed. I am thinking that I may have accidentally installed 8 pro instead of regular 8. . Don't bother with that 'upgrade for a better version' prompt. Maybe there is something wrong, and Windows won't boot.
The method you are tryign to use is not working. If not, you can get it from the Windows Store. I reloaded the laptop using a Dell Windows 10 re-install disk. Unfortunately I tried almost everything I could to upgrade my Dell venue 8 pro yet it kept failing. I'm at a loss, going to attempt a reinstall of windows 8.
Also, it's an ultrabook so the battery doesn't appear to be easily removable, I doubt they'd put a key under there. Blowing out the hard drive and installing Windows 8. Will the transfer not include the windows 7 info and put me right back where I started? I worked at Geek Squad when windows 8 launched and had to deal with all sorts of craziness, but, this is new to me. I'd like to see what one looks like. If fact if you use the recovery partition to reinstall Windows the key will not change.
I actually hope I'm wrong on this. Every other time i've installed windows 8, it recognizes the firmware product key and activates for me essentially. It prompts me to activate either online or by phone. With Widows 8 there is no longer a key. I am hoping I am not out of luck and need to re-purchase a new one. Dell sells almost all of its with Windows 7 pre-installed. Open the txt file, you could copy all product key recovered.
Laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 or Windows 8. Or, you will be prompted to type in the right product key. Your answer is no, this can no longer be done with Windows 8 Then I guess I won't know if you are right or wrong for a long while, because I'm not going to touch that copy of Windows 8. Contacted dell and they told product will be embeded inside Motherboard, I just need to run the Windows 8 Single Language 64bit setup and it will not ask for product key. Windows 10 installer simply looks at that and never asks a product key question. It accepted the random key I punched in and let the install finish but never activated. No installation is needed; it's simple as that.
The only reason to get the Windows 8. The license is locked to a fingerprint of the hardware. That's not supposed to be how it is, but if it works. My Dell laptop came with Windows 8 Single Language 64bit, the below sticker having product key got erased. I was able to install Windows 8. The upgrade to Windows 8 will preserve all your data. I have never regretted not sticking with an older version of Windows more than messing with Windows 8 and all it's brokeness.