You can prove this to your self, by downloading any product key finder on google and the last 5 digits will be displayed for you. The key you extracted was probably Dell's volume-license key, which won't install with media. In Windows 10 hardware activation is used. Microsoft are money hungry bastards. Lansweeper will find them for you.
I thought a volume license had to install over an oem license? Not the answer you're looking for? The downside is that they will have a little chance of seeing or saving a copy of it for future use, or as the physical approval for having a proper licensed Windows 8. I need to get the product key for Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business as my daughter and I are doing school online and Microsoft Office programs are required for submission of class work. I think that is why the key you pulled is not working with the disk you have, the key pulled is a Dell key and the disk is not from Dell so the key will not work. If you have systems to spare, try one. One click and that wizard retrieved our digital license, despite not being linked to a Microsoft account.
The sticker key number may be different than the key number reported in one of the programs below. All new laptops include the image and the windows activation key is an open volume license key. Gary McDonnell wrote: When you get the machine it will have Service Tag on it - basically a serial number comprised of letters and numbers. Big Green Man wrote: Joe815 wrote: Let me back up and explain our situation a little better. If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. Joe815 wrote: Let me back up and explain our situation a little better.
The key on this label will probably work with Microsoft's vanilla media, and if you have to call in, should work fine there, as well. Maybe there is something wrong, and Windows won't boot. On a laptop that came with Windows 8 or Windows 8. You could use either number to activate the Windows 7 with on that computer though. In nearly a decade since, Dell continues to put its computers on the desktops of businesses around the world. Consider donating to the Electronic Frontier Foundation! We don't need to enter a name or an email; we just click on the Download! If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. Microsoft has been changing and improving the way it handles Windows licenses.
Listed our Windows 10 Pro install as Enterprise. If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. However, it did not happen in my case. This includes asking for us to link to your subreddit, forum, bulletin board, newsgroup, Facebook page, whatever. Microsoft capitulated, and the rest, as they say, is history. That is how it has been. After solving your problem, please mark it as solved by clicking 'flair' and confirming the 'solved' tag.
So if you need to reset or reinstall Windows 8, you don't need to hunt for the product key. But therein lies the problem for the user. All new laptops include the image and the windows activation key is an open volume license key. She will ask you some questions. When you go to activate it there will be a screen asking you to call Redmond. Download, extract, and run the free program. Certainly a better approach overall.
Dell laptops come with Windows so there's no need for more than a receipt to prove you have a Windows license. However, the windows edition of the key must match the edition of the installer Pro, with or without Media Center Pack, Enterprise, etc. This key does not match the Windows sticker on the device. Now im stuck with an unregistered Win 8. But that key is still tied to its original machine. In the right pane, you will see the product key number to the right of Serial Number.
The former is how Microsoft sell their server software i. There is only an official Windows 8. Also the code is normally placed on a sticker under the laptop or under the battery. How to get the Windows 8. You can like our , share this post with your friends, and select our affiliate links for your purchases on or.