Retrieve windows 8.1 keys from unbootable system

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by gundja, May 18, 2019.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys, my issue is that I have made hardware changes [mobo+ cpu] to my windows 8.1 machine and it now wants the 8.1 disc to repair but I do not have the keys. is there a way to retrieve those keys for a reinstallation?

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Depends on if the system has a MSDM (oem bios key) or was it activated by a COEM or retail key?

    The latter can maybe found by a pe disk.
     
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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  5. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks to everyone for helping me on this. I just did a repair and now everything is ok.
     
  6. Cosh

    Cosh MDL Novice

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    i have the same problem !
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    What problem?
     
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    Cosh MDL Novice

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    retrieve the keys for a reinstallation.
    i have an old laptop.
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    For the MSDM there is no need to retrieve them, they are in the bios.
     
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