how to i get a product key?

JISAN Member Posts: 1 New User
i want update my windows 8 pro.but they asking for a product key.when i bought my laptop their already installed windows.i came here and acer told me that contact with manufacturer.can they provide?


  • christy1
    christy1 Member Posts: 1,619 Community Aficionado WiFi Icon
    edited March 2021

    as brummyfan says you need to buy if you dont have the original key already. but if you have the same version and unit asks for a product key then>>> Go to command prompt window or in PowerShell, enter the following command: wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey and confirm the command by hitting “Enter”. The program will give you the product key

    How to Find Your Windows 10 Product Key Using the Command Prompt
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  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 31,941 Trailblazer
    If the laptop came with Windows 8 installed from the factory the key is embedded in the BIOS. The only way that wouldn't be correct is if you changed your system from the stock UEFI boot to a Legacy boot.
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