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April 27, 2013 6:35:22 AM

Hi Guys I bought a sony vaio W8 laptop recently without any CD with it.
When I started it there was only one Drive ‘C:’ in it. But I needed partitions when I found that I coundt do it I asked my IT engineer in the office to do the partitions. He did it but he couldn’t start the laptop after that. He said he has to format it and I would lose all my data in it. I said OK n he formatted the Laptop and he wasn’t aware of the Serial Key for Windows 8 he thought I might be having the CD for Windows 8(key). But I dint had any. Later he put this pirated Key and installed the Windows. Now the Symbol or Message on Desktop saying activate your Windows is still there and he won’t go. I don’t know what to do? Can I complain to sony support? Will they help me? Or what to do? I don’t understand a thing. The store I purchased is far away from me in Dubai and I am working in Abu Dhabi.

Please suggest how I would get my Serial Key back. There is no KEY under the Board.
Please help me guys.

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a b D Laptop
April 27, 2013 7:08:22 AM

If there is no key on the unit, and the guy you gave it formatted and installed a pirate copy the key is lost. You can try calling sony and see if they can send you a set of repair disks for your machine. (might cost you some money.) You can also try giving it back to the guy who messed it up and tell him to fix it like you asked.
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April 27, 2013 7:10:16 AM

Any laptop you purchase should have a license key sticker on the bottom much like this example:



If your laptop does not have this sticker (or one similar), you should not have purchased it. At this point, your options are:

1) Contact Sony and order (pay for) a new copy of the installation CDs/DVDs
2) Purchase a new copy of Windows 8 and install it yourself.

-Wolf sends
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April 27, 2013 7:10:57 AM

I asked my IT engineer in the office to do the partitions. He did it but he couldn’t start the laptop after that. He said he has to format it and I would lose all my data in it. I said OK n he formatted the Laptop and he wasn’t aware of the Serial Key for Windows 8 he thought I might be having the CD for Windows 8(key). But I dint had any. Later he put this pirated Key and installed the Windows.

Don't 'complain' to Sony. They didn't screw it up. Call them and ask what the Windows Product key is.

And don't let this person to touch anything you own ever again. He is clueless.
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a b D Laptop
April 27, 2013 10:00:17 AM

LOL USAF. That sorta went without saying I thought. I wouldn't let anyone touch my stuff if I let them fix one thing, only to have them format everything and install a pirate copy.
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