How to find Windows 8.1 48 digit confirmation code?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by RaZe_, May 9, 2018.

  1. RaZe_

    RaZe_ MDL Novice

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    So I called MS support to activate Windows, they gave me a 48 digit code to enter to activate Windows, I wiped my USB stick and erased the TXT file I created that held the code, I really don't want to have to call MS again, so is there anyway I can retrieve the code from my current 8.1 installation?
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @RaZe_

    Assuming you're using a retail key, what's wrong with online activation?
     
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  3. RaZe_

    RaZe_ MDL Novice

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    It doesn't work anymore, it only works on Windows 10 when I install that. It says that the key is being used on another PC which it is not, but Win10 works fine, so I need to call to activate, but it's annoying. So is there anyway to get the code from my current installation or any other way to preserve the activation?
     
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  5. RaZe_

    RaZe_ MDL Novice

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    Well where I activated by phone I can use Advanced Tokens Manager to restore my activation.
     
  6. RaZe_

    RaZe_ MDL Novice

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    Because quite frankly, I don't like Windows 10, and Windows 8 just works. :)
     
  7. gaerher

    gaerher MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, there is a very important and special reason for using anything else but Windows 10: the latter is, frankly speaking, a total disaster.

    For a note: telemetry on private PC is absolutely unacceptable without any exceptions. Hey, your PC is your private property!
     
  8. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    Windows 8.1 also has telemetry logging as does OSX. You can disable them same as Win10 though.
     
  9. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    Then stop using Windows and move to Linux.