Help me recover lost registration key please

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by onetimeonly, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. onetimeonly

    onetimeonly MDL Novice

    Oct 6, 2015
    A couple of years ago I destroyed my computer running genuine windows 8. ( coffee on the key board will do that)

    The new insurance supplied replacement came with windows 8 preinstalled so I did not bother to install my original copy (big mistake).

    Now my dilemma is this: I want to upgrade to Windows 10, having upgraded to 8.1, so I need to retrieve my original key to receive my free upgrade.

    Or so I understand.........of maybe I just have a bad case of information overload :):(

    Is this possible? Does Microsoft have a record and if so how can I prove I own a license and how do I make contact with them?

    If I am successful (not holding my breath} how do I apply it without doing a complete reinstall which will revert to the old 8 version?

    Any assistance would be most sincerely appreciated
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

    Feb 27, 2011
    google this
    win 8.1 key bios read
  3. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

    Oct 15, 2014
    #4 John Sutherland, Oct 9, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
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