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BIOS mode required to recognize serial key embedded into it

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  • Hi Guys,

    I have changed my HD on my Dell laptop and now I'm trying to install Windows 8 from the scratch but the installation keeps asking the serial key. My laptop has the Windows 8 purple stamp (home) below it indicating it has the serial key into the BIOS, I've tried few different installation medias including downloaded from MSDN and OEM from Dell (I got it from another laptop in my company) but no success, it stops at the stage where I need to type the serial key.

    My question is if the BIOS needs to be configured to AHCI or another type and what can I do to have my serial key recognized in the installation process?

    Thanks


    Se ajudei favor marcar minha resposta como solução

    Thiago Di Giorgio

    MCSA: Server 2003 / MCTS: ISA Server 2006

    E-Mail / Msn: thiago.gio@hotmail.com

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:42 AM

Answers

  • You can find the serial number with this tool but you will still need to find the right media to install with it.  BTW you should not need the key as the installation media should find it

    https://neosmart.net/blog/2014/windows-10-embedded-product-key-tool/


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:48 AM
    Moderator
  • I could get the key with this software Wanikiya and Dyami, but I still needed to use the correct version of Windows, in this case was the Single Language, using the right media it haven't asked for the serial.

    Thanks,


    Se ajudei favor marcar minha resposta como solução <p><b><font size="2">Thiago Di Giorgio </b></font></p> <p>MCSA: Server 2003 / MCTS: ISA Server 2006 </p> <p>E-Mail / Msn: thiago.gio@hotmail.com </p> <p>Blog:http://tgiorgio.wordpress.com</p> <p>LinkedIn: http://br.linkedin.com/in/tgiorgio</p>

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:53 AM

All replies

  • You can find the serial number with this tool but you will still need to find the right media to install with it.  BTW you should not need the key as the installation media should find it

    https://neosmart.net/blog/2014/windows-10-embedded-product-key-tool/


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:48 AM
    Moderator
  • I could get the key with this software Wanikiya and Dyami, but I still needed to use the correct version of Windows, in this case was the Single Language, using the right media it haven't asked for the serial.

    Thanks,


    Se ajudei favor marcar minha resposta como solução <p><b><font size="2">Thiago Di Giorgio </b></font></p> <p>MCSA: Server 2003 / MCTS: ISA Server 2006 </p> <p>E-Mail / Msn: thiago.gio@hotmail.com </p> <p>Blog:http://tgiorgio.wordpress.com</p> <p>LinkedIn: http://br.linkedin.com/in/tgiorgio</p>

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:53 AM