And I will able to restore system to windows 8. I am a girl, and I'll damn well cry about terrible customer support if I want to. Why are you here defending Microsoft's really bad idea of sticking the Product Key onto the motherboard of computers? And this isn't a matter of Windows 8 rewriting the rulebook, either. These can be used on any new drive you care to put into the laptop. In addition, there is a whole range of third party software that will create backup discs for you.
Try Asus, otherwise you are out of luck. Like I said though, I still intend to follow this up with Asus and get confirmation of my key from them. I then used the Media creation tool to burn the 8. After cloning a Windows 7 to a dissimilar hardware, it might need new license key. First, in your current Windows 10 - in search type slui 4 then click on the command entry that appears.
Whether Asus give you a product key on a sticker or not, they're still going to need to download all the windows updates again and set up all their other software. We used the pc for 2 years now, so it had to be activated in w8. The only source I found on microsoft forums is a setup to download win 8 but asks for key before the download even starts. Everything now works as wanted. Your entitlement to use the licence ends when the life of the computer ends. Apart from anything else I'm hoping to finally pick a country to settle down in sometime within the next few years, at which point I can start building myself desktops instead of having to resort to laptops for portability's sake.
Sorry mate but it doesn't sound very ambiguous to me. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. If you didn't use the recovery partition, its going to be non-activated. I didn't know I'd have to deal with Windows 8 or with a lack of product key until the computer arrived on my doorstep. Why would I want to try Win 8? The only W8 motherboard replacements I've seen are all under warranty since the systems aren't old enough to have any out of warranty issues yet since most warranties run for at least a year.
I followed a youtube tutorial and retrieved the key. Can anyone help me with this problem? If you could just be a little more specific, thank you, and respect for spending your time to share your knowledge with others. It's worth mentioning I also used to be an Acer authorised repairer hence why I purchased thr laptop originally. I'm currently at the P-3 wing soon to be P-8s at Whidbey Island. You might notice that there is no product key sticker on the laptop. For details on the limitation of Microsoft Windows 8.
I wouldn't trust it recovering Win8 keys. If you replace a motherboard you are meant to put in a new serial because of the way the serial is set up, they are tied to the old motherboard and a motherboard swap breaks activation with the original product key. It may be useful to anyone on this forum. The adventure I am having installing Windows 10 onto different computers has been interesting. Do this yourself, or take it back telling them how they should have done it the first time. Instead, your computer uses what Microsoft calls a digital entitlement. But I can't find windows 8 iso to download.
The tested systems can be upgraded from Microsoft Windows 8 operation system to Microsoft Windows 8. Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with this myself, but if you haven't tried searching the forums, there's some posts by other members about clean installs. There is, however, a workaround for this: we can activate by phone. That's incredibly frustrating considering Asus have given me a much shorter warranty than usual with this machine, though. It won't let me buy it without my Windows Product Key.
The transfer must include the software, proof of purchase, and, if provided with the computer, an authentic Windows label such as the certificate of authenticity label including the product key. The Win8 serial is not recorded as this against Microsoft's own rules. Then make a copy of that for when you lose the original. In my experience, complaining about this sort of thing is the only way it ever changes : I'm gonna tell you now its gonna worse than it is better. Get a different Win 8 and do this.