Let's Get Social!

Ask our members for help or assist others.
You are all welcome at Acer Community!

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

This page has been archived.

The content on this page may be out-of-date or have been superseded by newer information, and links on this page to other sites may not work. This page has been archived for future reference.

Visit our Product Forums for more current content.

where is product key on pre installed windows 8 and how do I retrieve it

SOLVED
Troubleshooter

where is product key on pre installed windows 8 and how do I retrieve it

Acer 5600u 64 bit pre installed windows 8, I know it is stored in the bios UEFI but how do I get the 25 digit product key. Key recovery software don't work, so I hope someone out there can help.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
ACE Pathfinder

Re: where is product key on pre installed windows 8 and how do I retrieve it

As you state, it is pre-installed in the BIOS.  It is not retrievable.

 

If you are using the factory load, it is not necessary to have the Product Key.

Important Links: Global Support Pages | Knowledge Base Articles
Remember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution. You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information. Use the kudos-thumbs-up.png Give Kudos button to offer a thumbs-up for good post content and a pat on the back to the author.

2 REPLIES
ACE Pathfinder

Re: where is product key on pre installed windows 8 and how do I retrieve it

As you state, it is pre-installed in the BIOS.  It is not retrievable.

 

If you are using the factory load, it is not necessary to have the Product Key.

Important Links: Global Support Pages | Knowledge Base Articles
Remember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution. You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information. Use the kudos-thumbs-up.png Give Kudos button to offer a thumbs-up for good post content and a pat on the back to the author.

Troubleshooter

Re: where is product key on pre installed windows 8 and how do I retrieve it

I know you are right, just hoped others my have been wrong. Thanks.