How can I find out what My Windows 8.1 Enterprise Product key is?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Aide, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Aide

    Aide MDL Novice

    Dec 27, 2014
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    On my company laptop I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise installed on it.............I want to backup the activation of the laptop just in case it needs to be re-built. I've asked my IT department for the product key...but there as much use as a chocolate teapot.

    How can I view the Product key?....I've tried a lot of key finders but they just show the key as a series of 'B's

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Your IT department is using MAK activation, for which key retrieval is impossible, as the key is removed from registry.
     
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  3. Dufhz

    Dufhz MDL Junior Member

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    You dont need to know your product key to backup activation.
    Once restored just check event viewer spp logs it should return zero eg 0x00000000
    Depending on activation method it will be hwid for online activation or phone.
     
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