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just got a new laptop, where is windows 8 key???????????

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i just bough an asus x401, there is no drivers, and no keys or codes

so off course i want to format the pc and remove the crap, so how can i activate windows 8 then???
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should be a sticker underneath the lap top with the code if not on the paperwork
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take out the battery and check under it
 
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Yup, usually under the battery
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post #5 of 13
SHOULD be a sticker on the bottom of back of the laptop with your product key. If not, call the manufacturer and provide them with your serial#, ask what is your product key.

Also, there are several programs that will tell you what the product key of your current windows installation is (if you wanna save time).

NOT sure which one works with Windows 8 but here is a selection: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/tp/topkeyfinder.htm
To my knowledge this is not against TOS as he owns the laptop and the product key.
    
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post #6 of 13
with windows 8 there is no key, it is in the bios/uefi

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Edited by Eddie Obscurant - 1/31/13 at 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by Eddie Obscurant View Post

with windows 8 there is no key, it is in the bios/uefi


i windows 8 does have a key , to install it you get prompted like windows 7 to enter the key
-ROG
post #8 of 13
as far as i know, if windows are preinstalled there is no key


edit : from the link above
" One of the improvements Microsoft is making to Activation 3.0 for newly built machines that come preloaded with Windows 8, you won’t have a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) sticker attached to the machine anymore. Instead, this will be embedded in the BIOS. This will avoid product keys from being compromised and OEMs will buy what they need. "
Edited by Eddie Obscurant - 1/31/13 at 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by Eddie Obscurant View Post

as far as i know, if windows are preinstalled there is no key

false
allot of companies don't send the disk , but they put the key on the paper work are on the computer (are a sticker at bottom and will send a disk upon request)
and then some other companys just send the disk with the key ( if bought from somewhere like IBUYPOWER they put the windows 8 sticker on side of case )

and that laptop doe's not have UEFI bios ,
-ROG

not trying to be mean but just informing you
post #10 of 13
If they didn't provide one in the paperwork or on the laptop you need to use a program to find it in the registry.
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