Help me recover lost registration key please

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

  1. onetimeonly

    onetimeonly MDL Novice

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    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

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    google this
    win 8.1 key bios read
     
  3. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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