Windows 8 License from OEM Machine?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spike4real, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. spike4real

    spike4real MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I have a HP Pro 3500 PC which came with Windows 8. There is no product key on the side of the machine, is there a way to find it out? The key that jellybean or ProduKey don't seem to be correct.

    Also, is there a way to downgrade to Windows 7 and activate using the bios tables?

    Cheers
     
  2. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Tested, and that does work, yes indeed.
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    You can't use the 8 key for 7, no SLIC2.1 aswell, you also do not need the 8 as Windows 8 will auto-detect the Key on your laptop when you try to reinstall
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    oops, someone post faster than I could McEdit.

    IF all else isn't clear you can use RW-Everything. Install RW everything and go to ACPI-->MSDM table. you'll find the key.
     
  6. calpol

    calpol MDL Junior Member

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    @EFA11

    I installed and go to ACPI but I do not see the MSDM table . Is something wrong that I did ?

    Can you give a pic of yours please ?

    Thanks



     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Np, here ya go
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