How do I extract my key from win8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MarkJohnson, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I had a bizarre incident and had to call Microsoft tech support directly to get windows 8 activated. For some reason win8 keeps deactivating itself, and even tech support couldn't get it activated and they had to use a brand new key on a fresh non-upgrade install of win 8 pro to get me up and going again.

    They never emailed me my key and want to know how I can retrieve it from within windows in case it deactivates itself again and I need a reinstall again.

    -=Mark=-
     
  2. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry, after two hours with MS tech support I got lazy, but thanks. I'll look into that method that looks a little different than I wanted, but looks like it may work.

    That's exactly what the doctor ordered.
    thanks a ton. Too bad it doesn't work on the MCE key as well.

    Thank you both
    -=Mark=-
     
  3. Amnesia

    Amnesia MDL Novice

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    I always use nirsoft produkey to recover my microsoft product-keys.

    I have tested it on my machine and it seems to work fine with win 8 and office 2013.