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    Activation Keys.

    Hello.
    I have dutyfully noted the keys for my Acer W-8 install. Not so for the Toshiba laptop. Is there a way to retrieve them as one could do with some programmes ? Thanks. JP.

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    Hi JP,

    Try Nirsoft's ProduKey.
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    We'll assume you checked the bottom of your laptop? There's generally a Windows sticker there with your Activation key.

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    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
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    Hello, all.
    Thanks to all who responded to this SOS. The keys are now printed and are safe-guarded. I should have done this on Nov 26th when first installing W-8 Pro.
    At least now, the misstep is corrected. Great bunch here.

    I tried this ProduKey. It gave up some keys for this Acer whose keys I had. They are different ! What can I make of this ? Jean.
    Last edited by handcuff36; 2013-04-17 at 09:23. Reason: Added test results.

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    Just keep the keys, and evaluate them if you ever need it, in the future.
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    A couple of other programs that will show product keys are Belarc Advisor http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy
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    Thanks Joe S, the Speccy gave me the same keys again. They might be the ones to keep. I will give belarc a go, just for fun. Jean.

    Strange, very strange. Belarc gives me the actual keys that were given to me after paying the cost of the license, not the same as Speccy. I now have them all committed to a page in Word 2k. One never knows. Again, thanks to all who responded. Jean.
    Last edited by handcuff36; 2013-04-17 at 16:27. Reason: Added another test result.

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    With Microsoft the Activation Key is different from the registered License Key.

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    Hello, BM56. >>> With Microsoft the Activation Key is different from the registered License Key. <<<

    I just found this out, quite surprising, no ? Needlessly to mention that I now have both of them just in case. JP.

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