Edit: Op have you heard of the little program magic jellybean finder it will tell you your number unless you have windows Rt. Is that no longer the case? Take a look at below. Tom rules say we should not help people get past security. Thankfully an in-place upgrade can now be done using 8. Which I would not have been able to do without a product key. The text that article quotes refers specifically to transferring the Windows license to another user It seemed to be talking about a number of possible scenarios, not just that one.
Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software. I cant stand people, ignorant people, who wont help themselves yet will cry to the moon to 'fix' a problem that isnt really a problem and will be the way it is until the next harebrained scheme from Microsoft. They told me that I do have the correct Product Key and said the problem must be with Windows 10. Browse other questions tagged or. This is what Microsoft keeps saying to me: that Asus have an obligation and a responsibility to provide me with the key if asked.
First of all, that doesn't answer the question. How about Pre-installed Windows 8, 8. Magic jelly bean doesn't work with the cd i used. I just don't want to have to pay for a new Windows license on top of that; I certainly never needed to with Windows 7 and a product key. All Win8 prebuilt computers have no visible product key. Probably wouldn't work anyway, I'm guessing.
It might not sound ambiguous, but I know it to be ambiguous because I've actually done it. Cheers First of all, that doesn't answer the question. Either way, first thing I do with any new laptop from now on is going to be to extract all product keys with Belarc and write them down. So if my motherboard and hard drive are irreparably damaged out of warranty, should I just contact Asus, report the licensed computer as destroyed, and demand a refund for my license? The Win8 serial is not recorded as this against Microsoft's own rules. Get a different Win 8 and do this. What Windows 8 does, would not rebuild to original settings as supplied by the manufacturer. Write it down and store it in a safe place.
Try Asus, otherwise you are out of luck. As I said earlier: Under warranty I assume everything would be fine, but since this laptop is a replacement model the warranty is only good until the end of this year. I think whoever you spoke to at Microsoft might be out of date. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Upon installation a genuine Windows product key is needed. You can easily save the Product Key and other information displayed by this program to a text file by just clicking on the Save button. Just got off the phone with Asus again, and this time they actually admitted that since the computers come to them prebuilt from overseas they have no idea where the product keys are or how I can get hold of one. There's literally no sensible reason for Asus to give you that key.
If you buy a machine with win8 you can expect support for win8 as long as its running the win8 recovery image. Are you sure you had the correct edition of Windows, i. It squacks back at me this: This key won't work. Stick in a new hard drive, stick in an install disc for the right version of Windows, and give it the product key on the bottom of the laptop — no worries. I chose not to answer with full details. How would you know that what it displayed was a valid key? Soory mate but it doesn't sound very ambiguous to me.
It goes to show that old seadogs have to stick together. Is that no longer the case? I still intend to have Serious Words with Asus about these shenanigans, but at least my personal problem is now solved! Filed Under: , , ,. The transfer must include the software and the Certificate of Authenticity label. Not all products have product keys. They are not tied to your hard drive so if you are only swapping a hard drive you don't need a product key. There is a Windows 8 key and an Office key. Especially considering Windows 10 will also be a free upgrade for Windows 7 users.
I don't want Windows Pro; I want Media Center. They said to stress that this link is to a Beta version of their software. As long as you don't need to enter a key during that process, there's no reason Asus or Microsoft need to provide you with one. I'm interested in where you ended up downloading your copy of Win 8 from? I dont have the full spec to hand as the machine is at the shop. The assumption is that a hard disk has died or something and the user is doing a re-install from scratch. ? Is there a way that I can get the product key again? Ask Microsoft if you don't believe me.
Can you really use the Windows product key that you just extracted? Neither method normally requires a Product Key input from you. Belarc got it right, though. At that point you'd chalk it up to a loss since you've already lost the use of the system it's tied to. So here I am two and a half years later, having just had to reinstall Windows 8 on a different Asus laptop. I thought oem has always need an oem installation media. Have not used jelly bean on windows 8 but have on xp vista and seven I can't see why the oem's can't supply a number with the pc. Windows 10 reset is not working, i need to reinstall windows, but I need my product key.