When Windows 8 is purchased from a retail shop, the product key of Windows 8 Pro operating system is provided at the back of the case of the installation media.
Apart from this, when a new laptop PC or a desktop computer is purchased from an authorized vendor, the pre-installed Windows 8 Pro operating system is already licensed and activated with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) key. This key can be found on the label that is mostly available at the back of the laptop, or anywhere on the system case in case of desktop PCs.
Many users also purchase Windows 8 Pro online which allows them to download an evaluation copy of the operating system that can be used for 30 days. When this evaluation copy of Windows 8 Pro is downloaded and installed, administrators must activate the OS before the expiration of the evaluation period. The activation process of Windows 8 Pro allows administrators to purchase the product key for the operating system online.
How to Find Windows 8 Pro Key?
In order to get Windows 8 Pro key to activate the operating system as a licensed copy, administrators must follow the step-by-step instructions given as below:
- Log on to the computer with the administrator account on which Windows 8 Pro is installed.
- Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop window.
- On the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
- On the opened Libraries window, right-click Computer from the left pane.
- From the displayed context menu, click Properties.
- On the opened System window, click View details in Windows Activation under Windows activation section in the right pane.
- On Windows Activation window, click Buy a new key under Windows isn’t activated section to get a new key of Windows 8 Pro through the Internet. Alternatively Activate with a new key button can also be clicked in order to activate Windows 8 Pro using the product key provided with the Windows 8 Pro installation DVD.
- Make sure that the computer is connected with an active Internet connection.
- On the displayed Buy a product key online screen, wait till the computer connects to the Microsoft download center.
- Once connected, follow the on-screen instructions thereafter in order to get the product key of Windows 8 Pro to activate the operating system as the licensed copy.