How can ı use my product key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tamirci, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. tamirci

    tamirci MDL Novice

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    ı bought a new notebook and ı clean system and ı install new windows 8 . I know my windows 8 product key but ı cant actived. How can ı do?
     
  2. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    Do you have Pro or a Core key?
    It should match the version you have installed
     
  3. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Use the online pid checker and see if your key matches the version you got installed?
     
  4. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    If you have the normal core/pro iso it should pic up the key from your system in the first place. Your key should match as the people before me stated. But in the first place I wonder why you have to enter it and windows didn't see your system's key.
     
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  5. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Where did your Win 8 installation DVD come from? Most laptops these days rely on a recovery partition to do a clean install.

    If you don't mind my asking, what make and model of laptop is it? If you need a different installation media, read the "Sticky" section. It will show what is available (and probably how to obtain it - for educational purposes only!)
     
  6. tamirci

    tamirci MDL Novice

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    my notebook model:Asus n550jv
    ı have a core key (win 8 rtm core single language)
    ı dont have a installation dvd.Key embeded to bios. how can ı download ''win 8 rtm core single language''?
     
  7. RedRat

    RedRat MDL Novice

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    First pinned post to this sub-forum is a repository for all versions of Windows.

    But sometimes a 8.1 can't get a key from BIOS during install so you have to use a so-called "installation" key, which let you install Windows, and then change it to your key from BIOS.
     
  8. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    #8 Mutagen, Dec 1, 2013
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    According to the manual, pressing F9 at boot up should get you to all the recovery options, including a restore from the recovery partition. Have you deleted that partition? If not, try that first. (BTW - pretty decent looking piece of hardware).

    Is it under warranty? Perhaps Asus can send you recovery media.