Everything now works as wanted. It might not sound ambiguous, but I know it to be ambiguous because I've actually done it. Especially not after how their technical support team treated me today. Its up to Asus to provide a means of reinstalling the os on the replacement laptop. Hinges are two or more plastic pieces that go underneath the key cap. Since then, the desktop has worked flawlessly.
Why are you here defending Microsoft's really bad idea of sticking the Product Key onto the motherboard of computers? Even swapping out the hard drive doesn't stop you from using the existing key stored in the motherboard as it's a part of your system. Just got off the phone with Asus again, and this time they actually admitted that since the computers come to them prebuilt from overseas they have no idea where the product keys are or how I can get hold of one. But will now be years out of date instead of months. If you buy a machine with win8 you can expect support for win8 as long as its running the win8 recovery image. I'll let you know if I manage to get any thing out of them. Should Asus be obliged to send me a serial key if I prove my purchase somehow? Certified Drives are not required.
You can't get Microsoft's version of Windows 8 without the Product Key. Did you have any trouble finding the Windows 8. This might be the crux of the problem about the wrong product key. No-one keeps a master list of Win8 keys that is tied to a machine. I recently reformatted my first W8 installation and reinstalled it.
You just need to reinstall and out will be automatically picked up by the installer. This doesn't absolve the repair shop for not fixing it or properly explaining why they couldn't. You may transfer the software directly to another user, only with the licensed computer. The best way, though, is to use recovery media the computer owner should have created after purchase. However, when I get my new motherboard I would need a new copy of windows so to save some money I wanted to use the one on this MoBo and switch it to my next one.
Most manufacturers of laptops provide three backup possibilities: a Create a set of backup discs. We don't need to enter a name or an email; we just click on the Download! What I can tell you is with a normal installation, without fail, you don't need to key. I've also sent a reply to my last email from Microsoft asking if they can give me a detailed explanation of my rights as a license holder in the case of damaged computer parts, just to get clarification from the horse's mouth. Ive heard of crazier things but one way to find out, try it. Many users will skip Windows 8.
If you didn't remove it, you can reinstall from the restore partition. Although I returned to civilian life sixty-one years ago, my memory continues to be full of pride for the days I wore the uniform. As I said earlier a large part of my frustration came from being told conflicting and straight out false information by Asus representatives. More likely they used an older 8 or 8. After that, we just run the OpenKey application, and we will get the Windows 8.
If you use the system recovery partion. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 2 May 17, 2019 1 May 17, 2019 0 Apr 30, 2019 1 Apr 28, 2019 4 Apr 26, 2019 0 Apr 23, 2019 5 Apr 22, 2019 0 Apr 21, 2019 5 Apr 20, 2019 1 Apr 4, 2019 1 Apr 3, 2019 2 Mar 30, 2019 1 Mar 20, 2019 0 Mar 17, 2019 1 Feb 16, 2019 2 Feb 4, 2019 6 Feb 3, 2019 1 Jan 28, 2019 4 Jan 25, 2019 1 Jan 22, 2019. I didn't know I'd have to deal with Windows 8 or with a lack of product key until the computer arrived on my doorstep. If the unit is not under warranty, the machine can be reimaged but there will be a labour charge involved. One proviso, a new build or sometimes a fresh install with a win 8 key that has already been used, an install using the downloaded win8. Because I own the software license.
Magic jelly bean doesn't work with the cd i used. I don't want Windows Pro; I want Media Center. They said to stress that this link is to a Beta version of their software. So there was no paperwork with the Product Key nor was it put on a label on the underside of the laptop. You blame the manufacturer and yet you dont know the full story, nor do you realise that this affects all manufacturers.