1. despertador's Avatar
    I bought a Windows 8 product key through the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant and I would like to know where I can recover that product key. As my old laptop died and I want to upgrade to Windows 8 on a newer PC, I need to know where I can find those keys (I deleted the emails, oops...) Thanks!
    11-28-2013 03:23 PM
  2. jacob114489's Avatar
    Been there twice. I contacted windows support on twitter, they told me to call a number, which is a MS store, they escalate your problem a very nice guy called Jack Floyd called me both times and gave me a new one. Hope this helps. Oh they may say your email address shows no proof of buying it, happened to me but Jack gave me a new one anyway!
    11-28-2013 03:39 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    Let us know if it works because I think the license is to the original machine, not a new or different machine.

    I am a PC gamer and a few times I've changed video cards, ram and sound cards only to have Microsoft cut me off and tell me I have to buy a new license because I've made too many hardware changes.
    11-28-2013 04:16 PM
  4. despertador's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I'm going to try calling Microsoft now. Hopefully they can get me a key :)

    And to palandri, that sounds quite unfair. Did they provide you with a key later on?
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    11-28-2013 04:19 PM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    ....And to palandri, that sounds quite unfair. Did they provide you with a key later on?
    LOL! No, I had to buy a new OEM DVD from NewEgg. It was only $99 so it didn't break the bank. I could understand it if I changed my motherboard and CPU, but I didn't. It was just PCI plugin hardware.
    11-28-2013 04:22 PM
  6. jacob114489's Avatar
    Let us know if it works because I think the license is to the original machine, not a new or different machine.

    I am a PC gamer and a few times I've changed video cards, ram and sound cards only to have Microsoft cut me off and tell me I have to buy a new license because I've made too many hardware changes.
    Thats unfair I moved over to a new laptop and they didn't care. Guess it just matters who you talk to.
    11-29-2013 01:24 AM

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