But in that case, surely they should have notified me of the situation before installing a new hard drive. Presumably as with previous versions of Windows, if that hardware partition or blade is irreparably damaged then I no longer have the software running on any computer, and am permitted to reinstall it on one replacement computer hardware partition or blade. 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 did the Windows 10 upgrade using the media creation tool and did get it installed and running. My position is someone wants to find their Win 8 product key.
I received it brand new three days ago and the warranty lasts until the end of 2013. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier version. This didn't actually work for me. Justthisguy Not sure what you are on about, I downloaded the win 8. Check it and try again, or try a different key I am like, huh? So, before contacting Asus in the country where your laptop was bought , make sure what exactly was sold on it. I've tried to understand most of this but. Why would I want to try Win 8? This might be the crux of the problem about the wrong product key.
When purchasing a key from LaptopKey. Is yours a tablet that had Office bundled with it? It also was not a high end one, just a standard consumer notebook Acer from memory. Microsoft suggested I ask an Asus representative to carry out a conference call with a Microsoft representative to explain this, but the Asus guys flat out refused. If you use the system recovery partion. I then installed 3 rd party apps. Magic jelly bean doesn't work with the cd i used.
Surely that depends on what motherboard I buy, and whom I buy it from? To be honest, I am sorely, sorely tempted to tell Asus to either replace this computer with one running Windows 7, or provide me with the license for Windows 7 that was promised on the agreement I signed. That's incredibly frustrating considering Asus have given me a much shorter warranty than usual with this machine, though. How were you reinstalling Windows 8? This was done due to theft from people writing down the key while at a retail store. A new machine with Office installed should have a key, in my humble and possibly wrong opinion. Maybe Microsoft would like to explain how to get a product key from a computer with a dead opeating system. And what happens if I have to replace that part? Should this fail for any reason, stay on the line and you will be connected to a Microsoft support representative.
Glad it worked really have to jump through hoops to reinstall on windows Rt and you also need secondary access to the net to do it. I know in the case of my Area 51 desktop purchased in December 2014 the Product Key was in the bios. Okay, thanks for the clarification. Needless to say he will never buy another Acer. In that case I think I will ask Asus to supply me with a Windows 7 license, as per the agreement I signed with them.
The installation is safe; it doesn't hide any toolbars or adware. With this being a laptop from a manufacture I just want to be clear. Get a different Win 8 and do this. After upgrading the Motherboard, normally Windows 7 can still work properly. I am amazed that the repair technician did such a bad service. But the feature, Windows to Go, needs Enterprise version of Windows and Certified Drives. I have edited out the insulting parts of your message.
If you could just be a little more specific, thank you, and respect for spending your time to share your knowledge with others. I recently reformatted my first W8 installation and reinstalled it. I still intend to have Serious Words with Asus about these shenanigans, but at least my personal problem is now solved! If Asus installed the product, then they should have installed the key for it. I chose not to answer with full details. Win10 was activated as Win10 Home. Click on the video, watch and learn how to install your laptop keys conveniently. No-one keeps a master list of Win8 keys that is tied to a machine.
Then Microsoft will find it for you but when you can't put that explicite computer on the Internet, you can't download Windows 8 from them. Surely that depends on what motherboard I buy, and whom I buy it from? Long story short I lost the sticker which contained the serial key to my bought product. It is one of the recommended tasks that should be done on any new computer. Laptops with preinstalled Windows 7 usually have a sticker with the product key under the laptop. Why are you here defending Microsoft's really bad idea of sticking the Product Key onto the motherboard of computers? Should Asus be obliged to send me a serial key if I prove my purchase somehow? Why are you here defending Microsoft's really bad idea of sticking the Product Key onto the motherboard of computers? You can't get Microsoft's version of Windows 8 without the Product Key. Simply only ever using the partition assumes I want all the bloatware crap included with the laptop when I do a fresh install. The only exception would be if you circumvented the new platform that makes it easy and went with the generic log on instead of your Microsoft account email.
The transfer must include the software and the Certificate of Authenticity label. Use one of these to recover it from your machine if possible. It's worth mentioning I also used to be an Acer authorised repairer hence why I purchased thr laptop originally. I know I can't get my product key from my computer, that's why I've been trying to get it from Asus. Install Win 8 - the version 8 or 8.
Can anyone confirm how it works with this scenario? But will now be years out of date instead of months. There is, however, a workaround for this: we can activate by phone. 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. So here I am two and a half years later, having just had to reinstall Windows 8 on a different Asus laptop. This is how retailing works in Australia.