Windows 10: Fresh Install

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  1.    20 Mar 2015 #11

    UGH the Media creation tool is only f0r 8.1, is there one so I can download windows 8 home. I hate Dell NEVER EVER dealing with then EVER again. What kind of BS is no cd key.
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  2.    20 Mar 2015 #12

    I feel your pain, I too had an issue with Dell on my new Area 51 desktop PC. But, I was able to get the product key off the system after it got activated. Unfortunately it sounds like you've gone past the point to get it.

    Dell embeds the keys in the bios now, not on a label on the back of the PC. I would think that if you installed Win 8, the activation process should pick up the key from the bios.

    The only thing that I can offer is: 1-the link to request a backup media from Dell (they sent me a USB with Win 8 on it) 2- the command you can use to get the key off your system after it has been activated. From an elevated command line type: powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey"
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  3.    20 Mar 2015 #13

    Looks like im buying a new copy of windows for 120 CDN, great deal.
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  4.    20 Mar 2015 #14

    BriniaSona said: View Post
    Looks like im buying a new copy of windows for 120 CDN, great deal.
    Look at my response above, all you need is your service tag.
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  5.    20 Mar 2015 #15

    I called them already and they said out of warranty I have to buy a new copy/usb from them. With 8.72 in my bank account, that's just not going to happen.
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       20 Mar 2015 #16

    KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean
    I've used it with 7 and Vista. Should work with 10.
    Download Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder - MajorGeeks
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  7.    20 Mar 2015 #17

    It find the Windows 10 key perfectly fine. Original windows 8 key however is lost. Dell says buy a new one, windows says buy a new one.
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  8.    20 Mar 2015 #18

    Try going to Settings►Update and recovery►Windows Update►Advanced options►View your update history and click on the 'Uninstall latest preview build' link.

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  9.    20 Mar 2015 #19

    So, I have the key from an old HP computer I had, but, it says that key is already in use. the HP is using another os (ubuntu) how do I use the key from that pc?

    EDIT: Nevermind, the HP key has a one time use limit apparently. No wonder people hated windows 8.

    EDIT 2: Error code: 0xC004C008
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       21 Mar 2015 #20

    Did the WDT link in post 2 not show you your OEM key? It should. Try downloading it and running it again as there were a few updates yesterday. Windows Diagnostic Tool (WDT)

    0xC004C008 means your hardware has changed (as would be the case if you are trying to use your HP key). Note that unless you bought a retail license you can't transfer it to another computer. If you bought the license separately you can try phone activation.
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