Have you lost your Windows 8 product key? If your planning to do a fresh install on your PC or laptop the product is must to have. The product key is generally located on your original Windows DVD.When you buy a new Laptop or Desktop you’ll get Windows 8 pre-installed. You get a product key sticker beneath the laptop base. The product key is needed when you troubleshooting the Windows for formatting system. When you accidentally deleted the product key or removed the sticker you need to find the original key. Recovering the product key is simple.
Before starting the technical procedure, you can check for the product key in 2 places. There is a chance of product key printed on the COA sticker at the bottom of the laptop. Another chance is key placement is in PC’s UEFI firmware. If you have luck, the Windows will automatically activate after reinstallation. This is because the hardware firmware will store the Windows product key information in it.
So if you would like to know your product key and keep it in a safe place follow these steps:
There are a number of third-party utilities are there to recover your Windows 8 product key. ProduKey from NirSoft is one of them. It is the easiest way to get back your lost Windows 8 product key. ProduKey helps you recover your Windows key very easily.
1.Download the ProduKey zip file, and extract it on the desktop.
2.Double-click on the Exe file to view your Windows 8 product key.
3.You’ll see your product key in the window.
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007), Windows (Including Windows 7 and Windows Vista), Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer.
You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer – by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer.