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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎03-10-2016
Location: United Kingdom
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Win 8.1 licence key

i am sure this has been covered a million times bu can someone update me as to the polict / process for obtatining a 8.1 licence key for my Lenovo just out of warranty desktop.


The hdd failed and i do not have the Lenovo installation media however i do have another oem's media so bios lock i am assuming wont work therfore i need the 8.1 licence key which is not sed anymore by some oem's.


Can i get from Lenovo the key for my machine to enable me to reinstall and activate win 8.1 ?



Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎03-09-2016
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Re: Win 8.1 licence key

just copy this code and paste in notepad and save as productkey.vbs

you will get a file.just open it you can find your key

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))

Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Cur = 0
x = 14
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function

Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-10-2016
Location: United Kingdom
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Re: Win 8.1 licence key

THank you for the solution is the o/s was working i think that would solve but the hdd is faulty i have a new hdd but no Lenovo media i do have generic M$ media but that will not work with the OA activation so i would need the serial, key, right ?

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