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G40 - Recovr the pre-installed windows 8.1 product key

2016-05-29, 10:18 AM

Hi,

Currently I upgrade my G40 Notebook's Operating system from Windows 8.1 to 10, but mistakenly I formatted my windows partition without interfering other drives including system reserve.

Now I face the problem of Product Key Activation error (error code: 0xC004C003), which ask me to enter the known product key or buy a new one.

In light of related articles and FAQ to this topic, pre-installed Windows activation is based on BIOS but I have no idea regarding BIOS.

For this situation, kindly guide me to find/recover the pre-installed Windows product key to reactivate my notebook windows.

 

Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

 

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Re: Recovr the pre-installed windows 8.1 product key

2016-05-29, 12:35 PM

HI

@mobi96:smileyvery-happy:

 

You simply must do a clean install from, or whenever you ask him to put the clve, put skip to the end, once the process you will have activated windows finished, go to system and vera because as you mention the key is preinstalled in the bios.

 

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Re: Recovr the pre-installed windows 8.1 product key

2016-05-29, 13:45 PM

the problem is I've formatted my windows partition, secondly I say about the BIOS because I read in the article but really didn't realy about it. Considering that you are right and this might be a solution then @i7_intel36U will the BIOS effected by formatting the drive???

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Re: Recovr the pre-installed windows 8.1 product key

2016-05-29, 13:51 PM

 

The hard drive has nothing to do with Windows activation or licensed, when making the installation must reformat the entire partition where will be installed the system, the license is in the bios, windows is not based on the bios only license activation, although you would restore the bios or actualizase, repeat the key is tattooed on the bios, not the system.

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