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reinstallation of Win8 / Win10 - no key, though legal system

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  • Level 14  
    It fell into the hands of the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A532 with a dumped system. Conclusion: reinstalka.

    The laptop had a small sticker "Windows 8 Pro", so I assumed that someone probably updated to Windows 10. I could not check it because I put a new disk (the old rattling).

    Unfortunately, the Win 10 installer asks for a key, and when installing without a key - it won't activate. It turns out that he probably went to Win 8.

    I tried to install Win 8.1 (an ISO disk with a hash that matches the MSDN page). The same situation - wants a key. What to do about it now? The computer was 100% factory-set.

    The Win 10 disc was also checked - it is from ISO, made by Microsoft's legal tool, available when they were upgrading for free. I have successfully reinstalled many computers from it, which on average went after upgrading from Win7 to 10 and never had to enter the key.

    Thank you in advance for the hint on how to get out of it now ...
  • Level 43  
    xntxnt wrote:

    I tried to install Win 8.1 (an ISO disk with a hash that matches the MSDN page).


    What hash is compatible with is what you wrote, but what was the source for * .iso is not.
    So you may need to start with this and if the image did not come from https://www.microsoft.com/pl-pl/software-download/windows8 then download it and check the BIOS response (UEFI) to the installer.
  • Level 14  
    Hmm ...
    At: https://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/down...anguages=en&PageSize=100&PageIndex=0&FileId=0
    ... is that, for example, the ISO file "pl_windows_8_x64_dvd_915436.iso" has hash SHA1: 7194ABA4F066F749A863156893667B04966AC17B. The fact that it's not from MS (my account on MS doesn't allow you to download everything). So I downloaded it from somewhere else, counted the hash, and if I agreed, I decided that it was one and the same.

    I just tried with the 8 Pro itself, not the 8.1 Pro - I also want the key. It doesn't seem to make sense to try installing with the "generic" key, because then it doesn't activate anyway, right? I tried such a myk with 8.1 Pro - it was enough for installation, but when activating you need a key. After installation I tried to use the console: slmg -upk. The key was removed, but he did not take another key from the UEFI BIOS. Although I admit that I have no foreign topic UEFI. I can't check if there are any keys in the BIOS yet.

    But your lead is interesting. I have had ISO for Win 10 for that. I'm about to download the ISO from the Media Creation Tool you provided.

    Added after 19 [minutes]:

    And also a lime. You need a key when installing. The "Next" button is inactive. I don't know what to do now.

    I heard about the idea to install Windows 10 in the "for disabled" version (https://www.microsoft.com/pl-pl/accessibility/windows10upgrade) - apparently it goes even though it did not happen with the upgrade to July 29, 2016. But sure will require active Windows 7/8 / 8.1

    Or about the method to enter Windows 7 "some" key from Windows 7. But that there would be no normal method?
  • Level 43  
    Your description inclines me to suspect that the original system may have been some "with Bing". In this case, the problem is reaching such a version of the system.
    If my "premonition" is correct, then a lot of seeking before the Lord.
  • Level 38  
    Have you tried the language version from the country of origin of the computer - are the keys the same to the foreign language version, from those for our language?
    I have an old laptop with XP, so cool abroad :) English, and the Polish version does not want to activate, also with the key from a badly read sticker.
    Something like this, am I confabulating?
  • Level 14  
    Matuzalem wrote:
    Your description inclines me to suspect that the original system may have been some "with Bing". In this case, the problem is reaching such a version of the system.
    If my "premonition" is correct, then a lot of seeking before the Lord.
    Uuu, if that was the case, it is actually a lime, although I do not know if the Pro version (and this is the sticker) was in such a variety.

    g107r wrote:
    Have you tried the language version from the country of origin of the computer - are the keys the same to the foreign language version, from those for our language?
    I have an old laptop with XP, so cool abroad :) English, and the Polish version does not want to activate, also with the key from a badly read sticker.
    Something like this, am I confabulating?
    The laptop actually looks foreign (short Shift, high Enter). On older systems, the language did not interfere with the installation. At most, I had to take another disc (but also PL) and go. Maybe now, in times of Win 8 / 8.1 / 10 and UEFI it is actually different, hmm ...

    Well, you will have to fiddle with the key from some scrapped Win7: / and in the meantime read about UEFI.
  • Level 14  
    Make up some installation media that doesn't need a key for installation.

    http://superuser.com/questions/498436/install-windows-8-without-a-product-key
    https://www.techmesto.com/install-windows-8-1-without-product-key/
    https://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-skip-product-key-when-installing-windows-8

    If the user account associated with the Microsoft account was created on this laptop, it is possible to automatically download the key from the Microsoft server.
  • Level 14  
    Ok, but it would be something like installing Win8 on the "generic" key, even years after MS forums. Then, to activate, you have to get somewhere else. Unless it is about entering nothing, will you take UEFI on activation?

    As for the MS account, this is not a conscious user enough to know such things.

    For now, paws made in an inelegant way. But if I get this case again (and I guess it will happen), then I will check the way with a plate that does not require a key for installation.
  • Level 14  
    xntxnt wrote:
    Unless it is about entering nothing, will you take UEFI on activation?


    This is generally the point. After installation, such a system should automatically activate. Just remember to have an internet connection.

    If this does not happen, check if you have any keys stored in UEFI: https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-to-extract-the-windows-8-product-key

    It could be that it was just some OEM version installed and already activated.

    xntxnt wrote:
    As for the MS account, this is not a conscious user enough to know such things.


    Paradoxically, such "ignorant" users are most likely to be maneuvered into such things, because they usually do what the system tells them and they do not know that it can be done differently. :) Ask if he logged in using his email address.

    If you still have this old disk and it is fairly running (data can be read) and unaddressed, you can try to read the key from this old Windows installation using ProduKey .
  • Level 14  
    I tried to check if there was something in UEFI with these programs, but as if there was nothing. In the first there was no "MSDM" tab. Others ... I don't really remember what they actually showed, but certainly nothing like a key other than those that I entered myself (generic etc.). You must be right that an active OEM sheep was thrown in right away.
    I know and use ProduKey, but the disk was damaged mainly on the system partition, so nothing went wrong.
    But ok, lapek somehow made and dedicated. The next one is coming, I will be wiser for some experiences. Also, thank you all for your help :) .