Where is my Windows 8 Product Key or COA?

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Posted: 30 May, 2015
by Derek Bromley
Updated: 24 Aug, 2017
by Andrew Sharrad

Where is the Product Key?

Microsoft made an improvement to its activation process in Windows 8 meaning all machines built with this operating system installed no longer have a COA label affixed to them. A digital key is incorporated into the BIOS of the machine by Stone Computers in the factory.

You can still see that your machine is licensed for Windows 8 by the small logo label, usually affixed underneath your machine if your machine is a notebook.

Windows 8 Label

Apples to:

  • All systems shipped with Windows 8.x
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