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Question regarding windows 8 and a new laptop

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My mom and I purchased my dad a laptop for Christmas through dell. Before you rant at me, dell is the only company that I found that would allow me to replace the HDD with an SDD and still cover the laptop under warranty.

So about that HDD to SDD swap. Normally I would just use the CD key provided on the back, well apparently windows 8 laptops don't have a label on the back...

I talked to a dell tech support agent about another issue, but while waiting for a test to resolve, I asked him about the cd key and they specifically said the rep said basically that the cd keys are directly on the motherboard, that using dell discs to reinstall the operating system would bring up the key automatically?

Is there any truth to this? Is there another way to find the cd key so I can just grab a iso and re-install through USB key?

Thanks in advance!
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Yes , they are now in bios of the laptops or desktops

More info : http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33642_7-57554240-292/windows-8-moves-to-bios-based-product-keys/
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Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM HDD Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM HDD LG Blu Ray 12x RW 
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HP DVD Writer  Corsair Hydro Series H100i High Performance Liq... Windows 10 Professional 64bit LG 22" Full HD LCD Monitors 
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LG 22" Full HD LCD Monitors Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard Corsair RM 650 Cooler Master 912 Advanced Mid Tower Case 
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