I would like to reinstall it to sell the laptop. You must use their disk or else you will be asked for a key. So data that is common in the images is stored only once, and the marginal space cost of each additional image is minimal. If you want to scam Microsoft, it will eventually be picked up. How do you back up a dead hard drive. However, the Windows 8 install iso edition must match exactly the edition of Windows 8 licence in the bios when reinstalling.
I followed a youtube tutorial and retrieved the key. There's simply no reason for Microsoft to design it with those limitations. We won't be able to do a clean install anymore. I want to do a fresh install of Windows 8. If you did not capture the product key before wiping it out with a clean install of Windows 10, it's gone. If it's Pro or anything else other than Core or Single Language, you are having the wrong edition according to me. Here is how you can reinstall W8.
Like what i said I've done this dozen times or more and it always work until now. Can anyone help me with this problem? It told me the version for that key was not found on the install media. I've located my software key. Am I understanding this correctly? The product key is embedded in firmware. Regards Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help.
. So after reading what you had posted I thought could doing what you suggest work to get over my problem that I'm having, but I'm unsure as to how my ei. I had to Google a generic key so I could install and run a utility to obtain the original product key. I spent days with TigerDirect trying to get this resolved. If you have no keys, then please consider to install Windows 8.
The generic key I used installed the Pro edition, so I'm pretty sure I can't just re-enter the key in the Activation Wizard. Stringham Geek wrote: I am surprised by this. I too noticed there was no license keys on new computers that were purchased, but the image is allowing the computer to be activated with Microsoft just like before. Now for the consumer lines, i think its a race to the bottom for price and if they can save 50 cents the will do it Now having said all that. Hello Arvin, sorry to hear of your notebook challenges. Thanks and have a good day. This is a handy software which can help you easily find product key for for currently installed software, such as Windows 8.
What is Boot Menu and Boot Menu Key? Using the site is easy and fun. The seal and everything will be there as well. If there is none, the customer is advised to contact Microsoft. It wasn't quit the answer I was looking for. Thanks for any help you guys can give! Look in the user manual to see ow to invoke that. Hi everybody, My laptop has been running very slow lately. Just as its name implies, Boot Menu Key is the keypad to access Boot Menu option.
My laptop was not starting. To top it off, many systems don't even have optical drives anymore. Otherwise, that's an inefficient use of the storage space on the install media to have core files duplicated in each image. I've never seen a set of recovery disks that didn't automatically install all the extra stuff. Good luck, and wish you all the best. My guess is that, like the laptop I have now, the motherboard was probably replaced and the new motherboard did not have a product key stored in it.
A million thanks to both of you. Eliminating the product key sticker also removes any worry that the sticker might get damaged while at the same time eliminating the long and irritating process of typing in various letters and numbers when installing the operating system. You can but 1 Windows Pro license and 4 Windows Server Cals about the cheapest option. Alternatively, you can install 8. I would have no problem installing an image of that, getting the system ready, then ghosting Acronis in my case the system.