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Drago95
11-07-2012, 06:40 PM
I got a new G75VW from Best Buy with Windows 8 preinstalled. However, there is no sticker on the bottom with the Windows 8 product key. Is there any way I can find the key that was used to install Windows 8 on my laptop?

cl-scott
11-07-2012, 07:22 PM
IIRC, with Windows 8 those stickers are a thing of the past. The product key is embedded in the BIOS/UEFI and the installer will just read it from there.

Shawnnepc
11-07-2012, 08:33 PM
I got a new G75VW from Best Buy with Windows 8 preinstalled. However, there is no sticker on the bottom with the Windows 8 product key. Is there any way I can find the key that was used to install Windows 8 on my laptop?

Also check behind the battery

finalhour
11-07-2012, 08:36 PM
It should still be listed if you go to 'Computer', then 'System Properties' where it displays the Windows Edition and System Rating and such, scroll down and it will display the windows product key that was used :-) Simple as that!

soulctcher
11-07-2012, 09:16 PM
It should still be listed if you go to 'Computer', then 'System Properties' where it displays the Windows Edition and System Rating and such, scroll down and it will display the windows product key that was used :-) Simple as that!
The Product ID is NOT the key that was used. Checking behind the battery is a good idea.

finalhour
11-07-2012, 09:21 PM
The Product ID is NOT the key that was used. Checking behind the battery is a good idea.

ahhhh my mistake.

Area 66
11-07-2012, 10:38 PM
No one read what Scott said,,,,,, they are no key sticker on Windows 8 laptop and desktop like HP, Dell and co, it's embedded in the UEFI BIOS

Shawnnepc
11-08-2012, 12:52 AM
No one read what Scott said,,,,,, they are no key sticker on Windows 8 laptop and desktop like HP, Dell and co, it's embedded in the UEFI BIOS

It's on the laptops we've been selling...

**note not G-series, we're no longer stocking the G75VW

Area 66
11-08-2012, 01:22 AM
you sell laptop with Windows 8 ?

Shawnnepc
11-08-2012, 01:24 AM
you sell laptop with Windows 8 ?

I've been selling quite a bit of laptops with Windows 8 ;)

I just looked at a few that we've been setting up and some have stickers (Clevo,MSI and Compal)

I don't have any ASUS in stock but 2 of the HP's we have to repair have it embedded. So I guess it's up for grabs if you'll have a sticker or not :D