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Where is my Windows 8 Product Key or COA?

Article ID: 475
Last updated: 11 Sep, 2015
Article ID: 475
Last updated: 11 Sep, 2015
Revision: 3
Views: 1167
Posted: 30 May, 2015
by Derek Bromley
Updated: 11 Sep, 2015
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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Article ID: 475
Last updated: 11 Sep, 2015
Revision: 3
Views: 1167
Posted: 30 May, 2015 by Derek Bromley
Updated: 11 Sep, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad
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