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How can reveal my windows 8 product key
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented: run the free belarc tool and it will reveal all licence keys for windows os and software.

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Don't worry about the screenshot showing XP
It's been updated for Windows 8.1
It shouldn't be necessary to reveal the key, as it is embedded in the BIOS. If you reinstall the OS and it is the correct version (OEM, core, professional, ultimate etc.), it'll have the correct key automatically and activate. Also if you restore the system to factory defaults using the recovery partition or recovery USB stick you made when you got the PC, you won't need the key. If you are installing another version of the OS, the key wouldn't be valid anyway.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
whether it's oem or not is not the question but yes if it's an oem box use the restore cds

just to help you out ts home user computers are generally always oem. if you didn't pay for windows separately it's oem.
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