Yes, you mentioned that thread in the question. Should this fail for any reason, stay on the line and you will be connected to a Microsoft support representative. Is there a way to get past this? If your vendor is not able to solve your problem, then you can go to Microsoft support and ask them for Windows 8 replacement product key. An expensive addition to a new system, but well worth it. You can find the key even the internal hard disk is damaged. And Windows would not accept it. If in case you entered the product key, let me know from where you got the product key.
Dell gave me a new key which works but every 15 mins or so, the msg to activate windows comes up. It is a free standalone tool from NeoSmart Technology that only does one thing, extract the Windows 8. I am not happy with Windows 10 however. We just enter the unique nine groups of numbers for our system through the phone keypad. Now the code is kept in the hardware itself.
This isn't a question about if I am in entitled this license or not, I already confirmed with Dell and Microsoft support that I am. Press the Windows + R to open the Rusluisn dialog, type slui. If anything in the above guide didn't work as described, and you weren't able to find the Windows 8. The license that came with that laptop or tower cannot be legally used if a major component has been changed as in the mother board. Don't worry, you won't need to talk to anyone at Microsoft. I tried Formatting factory state with recovery disks, through the Dell recovery console and also through the Windows Control Panel.
You are not being punished when you loose the key due to a mother board change as the original license key is null and void with the replacement. There is a slight problem though in regards to installing a different version of the operating system on those devices. Hi amgadtoma, On a Dell system the product key is encrypted on the motherboard, while installing the Operating system, the system will not prompt for the product key. . Did you have any trouble finding the Windows 8. On the next page, click the envelope icon and provide your system service tag along phone number and best time to reach you. The product key of Windows 7 is also stored in the registry file.
Extract the zip file package to get the script file. Normally, the sticker on the back or the battery compartment on a laptop and on the side of a desktop. As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately start hitting the Esc button like tap-tap-tap. Edit: Your recovery partition access is most likely in the Boot Order list. You can get keys from many other software installations.
Method 3: And if you want to recover the product key from Windows Registry, try out ProduKey from NirSoft. If you run a business, you can opt for an Office software package licensed for business use, which includes these programs as well as Outlook®. After the download, we extract the. I recently purchased a Windows 8 Dell Inspiron and i've been a victim of a special type of virus that block me from booting windows 8. I did not need to use the Win 8 pro media: the new key unlocked or downloaded the new features and installed them flawlessly, and now Belarc shows the new pro key as the installed key. Create professional-looking diagrams to share with associates using Visio.
I get sick of having to phone in all the time. You will need to install those programs again after using Windows 8 Refresh feature. How far does your system get before it halts? Not surprisingly, the Microsoft man suggested I buy retail Windows 10. In my opinion, it is better than buying a brand new license of Windows 8 which will cost a lot more than this amount. Windows Refresh feature will restore Windows settings to factory default.
We just download the latest portable version for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. I did a restore once after doing a clean install of Windows 10, but it did not go back to Windows 8. Your user manual may be of help and if not you should contact Dell. Maybe not the cleanest way but it works. It's automatically applied and activated. Also, I would request you to provide me the system service tag or the express service code in a private message so that I check the account details and help you further.