Windows 8 Product key - where to find it?

ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
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#21
It says my windows is activated, everything works fine
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That's good news!

I think we should clarify something here;

OEM key = legacy computers upto windows 7… the sticker on the bottom of the laptop has a serial key printed on it.

MSDM key = windows 8 and above… the sticker on the bottom of the laptop DOESN'T have a serial key printed on it but there is a hidden copy of the serial stored in the motherboards electronics.

Note: I don't recommend using older key finders like jellybean on new windows laptops because the encryption has changed since and they can report inaccurate serial keys.
 


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