Windows product key recovery How can I recover my product key

Subhankar_j Member Posts: 1 New User
edited October 2023 in Windows 10

I bought a acer in 2014 with original windows product key. As I was having issues, I changed ram and installed SSD. But cheated by my engineer, he teared the sticker of product key and did not use my kep for my laptop. A small part of windows product key is still there and few digits of product key is visible. How can I recover my product key from there so that I

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 10,210 Trailblazer

    Contact Acer Services in your country and they will advise what to do, probably bringing your laptop to reset the system to factory defaults and reinstall OEM Windows8 for a small service fee. If you registered your laptop with Acer and Microsoft, you may be able to get the key using your e-mail address although that did not start till 2015 with Windows10.

  • Alejandro_AC

    Hi @Subhankar_j what is your exact model and what is the version of Windows installed at the factory?
    Do I change the factory version later?

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  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 32,636 Trailblazer

    What Acer model is it? What OS was originally installed? In 2014 is was likely Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and the product key is embedded in the BIOS for W8 and later OSes, so no sticker needed.

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