What's my key?

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  1. SL2

    SL2 MDL Member

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    I have used one out of four W8 keys for my current install, and then I have upgraded to WMC.

    When I try to figure out which W8 key I used in the first place, I only see the WMC key.


    How do I find out which key I've used?
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Use a Product key viewing program?
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The WMC key is for upgrade; so it replaces your previous key & converts the previous SKU (Professional) to a new one (ProfessionalWMC).
     
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  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Post it to MS blog with your intention, which i guess is not to reuse that pro key on new hardware. They must have way to know last five characters of the pro key used before upgrade...
     
  5. Tito

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    May be; not always ;)

     
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  6. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Tito your Web is very strong... catch & kept every thing....:worthy:
     
  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, I'm using BSNL 2G.

    :applause: :laie:
     
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  8. SL2

    SL2 MDL Member

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    #8 SL2, Mar 12, 2013
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    Does this mean that I can use the WMC key only, now that it has been activated? My intention is to do a reinstall.

    Edit: Yeah, you've already answered that.. thanks! :)
     
  9. Tito

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    Backup the activation data first. For restoring ProWMC activation, please read that thread.
     
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  10. franz99

    franz99 MDL Novice

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    #10 franz99, Mar 12, 2013
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    When doing a re-install you will have to:
    - install first a Win 8 PRO without WMC
    - and activate that Win PRO with a PRO key before doing the upgrade to WMC

    So how are you going to get a (other) Win PRO key to activate ?
     
  11. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    How about Reset option? this will not ask for key...
     
  12. SL2

    SL2 MDL Member

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    I'll be moving to SSD, so I need a fresh install.
     
  13. SL2

    SL2 MDL Member

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    #13 SL2, Mar 12, 2013
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    Yeah, I was wondering that as well at first. I've been giving it a thought and I'm not sure that I want WMC anyway.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DefaultProductKey(2) didn't help me, it said ProffesionalWMC as well.
     
  14. IND

    IND MDL Member

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    চালিয়ে যাও বন্ধু :p
     
  15. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You might be able to re-install with the WMC Delta
     
  16. Tito

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