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Ok how do I find out my product key for my Windows 8 laptop?

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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
August 2, 2013 10:17:01 PM

1. Look at the sticker that is legally required to be affixed by the laptop manufacturer.

2. call your vendor.

3. If it has been legally input at factory, Run Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
August 2, 2013 10:25:28 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
1. Look at the sticker that is legally required to be affixed by the laptop manufacturer.

2. call your vendor.

3. If it has been legally input at factory, Run Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Thanks.. But I just finished a new build and I am not paying for an OS I already have Windows ultimate 64 bit installed on my computer but it is not activated yet. Could I use my laptops product key to activate windows on my new rig?
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a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
August 3, 2013 2:21:39 AM

TraceDaBoss said:
JackNaylorPE said:
1. Look at the sticker that is legally required to be affixed by the laptop manufacturer.

2. call your vendor.

3. If it has been legally input at factory, Run Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Thanks.. But I just finished a new build and I am not paying for an OS I already have Windows ultimate 64 bit installed on my computer but it is not activated yet. Could I use my laptops product key to activate windows on my new rig?


If Windows Ultimate 64 came pre-installed on the laptop it most likely a OEM version and that means it is tied to that laptop and that laptop only. So if that is the case you will need to purchase a different version for the new build.

If you however paid for the OS separately then yes you can install it on the new system however you can only use it on one PC so that would mean the laptop would be without a OS.

a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
August 3, 2013 2:25:05 AM

TraceDaBoss said:
JackNaylorPE said:
1. Look at the sticker that is legally required to be affixed by the laptop manufacturer.

2. call your vendor.

3. If it has been legally input at factory, Run Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Thanks.. But I just finished a new build and I am not paying for an OS I already have Windows ultimate 64 bit installed on my computer but it is not activated yet. Could I use my laptops product key to activate windows on my new rig?


If Windows Ultimate 64 came pre-installed on the laptop it most likely a OEM version and that means it is tied to that laptop and that laptop only. So if that is the case you will need to purchase a different version for the new build.

If you however paid for the OS separately then yes you can install it on the new system however you can only use it on one PC so that would mean the laptop would be without a OS.

If you have to buy a different copy of Windows you can get Windows 7 x64 OEM from Newegg for $99-$140 depending on the what you need. While that is not Ultimate you can get the Windows 7 Professional SP1 version for $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 3, 2013 7:05:26 AM

bryonhowley said:
TraceDaBoss said:
JackNaylorPE said:
1. Look at the sticker that is legally required to be affixed by the laptop manufacturer.

2. call your vendor.

3. If it has been legally input at factory, Run Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Thanks.. But I just finished a new build and I am not paying for an OS I already have Windows ultimate 64 bit installed on my computer but it is not activated yet. Could I use my laptops product key to activate windows on my new rig?


If Windows Ultimate 64 came pre-installed on the laptop it most likely a OEM version and that means it is tied to that laptop and that laptop only. So if that is the case you will need to purchase a different version for the new build.

If you however paid for the OS separately then yes you can install it on the new system however you can only use it on one PC so that would mean the laptop would be without a OS.

If you have to buy a different copy of Windows you can get Windows 7 x64 OEM from Newegg for $99-$140 depending on the what you need. While that is not Ultimate you can get the Windows 7 Professional SP1 version for $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


No, I have the trial of windows ultimate (x64) installed on my new rig. If I used my laptops product key to activate the trial of my gaming desktop would it work?
a b D Laptop
a c 371 $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
August 3, 2013 10:43:29 AM




OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

- OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

- OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

- OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

- OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system


Microsoft.com ^


OEM vs. Retail

OEM Windows 7 comes preinstalled on computers. This is the cheapest way to buy windows. Large PC manufacturers like Dell, HP etc. (collectively called royalty OEMs) install windows on millions of such PCs. The main characteristics of such systems are:

The license agreement and support agreement is between you and the PC maker, not MS.

Activation by the end user is not required. Windows is preactivated at the factory by the OEM using images and standard SLP keys.

Your copy of windows is locked to that PC. The license is not transferable.

OEM system builder is what you get when you buy from say Newegg or from a local "white box" vendor. It too has the characteristics of Royalty OEM windows. Although it is possible for an individual to buy a System Builder copy, the license requires that the software be installed using the OPK (OEM preinstall kit) and then resold.

Retail version is what you buy from a retailer like Amazon or Bestbuy. Its a full price version that comes packaged in a retail box with a retail product key. It has to be activated online via MS servers using the key on the box, it is not tied to the PC it was first installed on, though it can only be used on a single computer at a time. And, MS directly provides the support for it. It is also more expensive than OEM copies.

As far as functionality is concerned, theres no difference between any of the versions above, given any specific edition (i.e. between OEM pro and retail pro, or between OEM ultimate and retail ultimate).

sevenforums.com





Windows 8 OEM is a whole different ballgame.

License agreement for the transfer of a Windows 8 license
http://personaluselicense.windows.com/en-US/default.asp...

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November 15, 2013 10:21:13 PM
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That is impossible! They are two different versions of windows OS, it can not use the same of windows key to activate two different versions of windows OS.
If you want to activate your another veision of windows OS, you could download the software and buy the key in Microsoft official site.
But I think the price is too expensive, more than $200. I found a MS partner online shop with low price about $50 after discounts. You could search about amdaro.com in Google.
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