Need activation key for windows 8 laptop

May 15, 2015 at 13:55:57
Specs: Windows 8
DONE A SYSTEM RESET ON DELL 3521 LAPTOP BUT NOW ASKING FOR WINDOWS ACTIVATION KEY WONDER IF YOU CAN HELP

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#1
May 15, 2015 at 13:59:59
It is "usually" on a sticker on the base of the laptop. (On a desktop/tower then "usually" on the back plate...)

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#2
May 15, 2015 at 15:03:09
"LAPTOP"
Another place is under the battery.

How to extract Win 8 OEM key embedded in the BIOS?
http://superuser.com/questions/5139...

How To Request a New Windows Product Key
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/ospro...

For those with unreadable Windows Product Key sticker.
http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...


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#3
May 15, 2015 at 15:11:39
"LAPTOP"
Another place is under the battery.

Now that's being really sneaky...!

I would never have thought of that...


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#4
May 15, 2015 at 19:55:26
If your 'system reset' was a restore from the recovery partition it shouldn't be asking for a key . What exactly did you do? And as far as I know, systems that came preloaded with windows 8 didn't have stickers as the key is embedded in the bios.

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#5
May 16, 2015 at 01:07:44
Mmm... Guess I'm a little behind the times, or is it the Telegraph (n the UK) or the Tribune (in USA).

Burying the Windoze key in the bios... Mmm even sneakier than under the battery...?


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#6
May 16, 2015 at 21:17:59
Yeah it suprised me too. I'm not sure if the key-in-the-bios is a good thing or a bad thing.

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