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October 9, 2013 3:24:04 PM

I purchased windows 8 back late last year with the $15 upgrade option, when I bought my then-new laptop around thanksgiving of 2012.

I never installed it, intentionally waiting for the first service pack (8.1) but now cannot find my registration code which was originally emailed to me in december or january. The upgrade pages have been taken down, since the offer expired January 31st.

Is there a legal way to get my registration code again? I'd hate to have to shell out to buy it again.

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October 9, 2013 3:32:28 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
I purchased windows 8 back late last year with the $15 upgrade option, when I bought my then-new laptop around thanksgiving of 2012.

I never installed it, intentionally waiting for the first service pack (8.1) but now cannot find my registration code which was originally emailed to me in december or january. The upgrade pages have been taken down, since the offer expired January 31st.

Is there a legal way to get my registration code again? I'd hate to have to shell out to buy it again.


Email to MS, with any info you have. Date, email address, invoice #...
I'm not sure exactly where, but MS has a record of that purchase.
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October 9, 2013 3:35:36 PM

You can also call them, they will ask for the invoice number which you probably don't have either without the email but then they will ask for your email you used and should be able to track down your transaction.
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October 9, 2013 3:40:32 PM

Just install the OS but click next on the screen where you would put in the code and uncheck the "automatically verify my code when I'm online" option. After you set up windows, download the free version of this program: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ take the key it gives you and copy it, then mouse over to the search charm and type "windows activation" click the settings tab and you should see the program. hit enter and then paste in the key. hit next and you should be good to go.
Hope that works!
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October 9, 2013 3:57:40 PM

well, I contacted them by chat, and was able to give them my email, and a confirmation code, and they gave me my product key, so I'm good to go
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October 9, 2013 3:59:38 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
well, I contacted them by chat, and was able to give them my email, and a confirmation code, and they gave me my product key, so I'm good to go


Bingo!
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