Microsoft would always be happy to sell you another key, though! Also, after the Windows is registered, the Windows product key is stored in the registry file. Figure G You can choose how thoroughly you want to clean the drive. Figure L You'll then have to run through the entire first-time set up procedure. Hello, its really been a while since i factory reset my Alienware x51 R2. The apply-titled program does this job quickly and easily. If you want to upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 10, the Windows product key is also essential. Within the next few minutes all your documents, apps, and other settings will be removed to restore your Windows 8 its original state.
Provide your feedback and let me know if you face difficulties. See the screenshot below:- Windows 8 Product Key Step 4. So, once again, if you just want to reset your Windows 8 to original settings, click the first option named Only the drive where Windows is installed. You'll then be prompted to choose the operating system that you want to refresh, as shown in Figure D. This article has also been viewed 28,663 times.
Even if you are not, you can still go ahead and. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows. For factory reset, Windows 8 has more options than earlier Windows operating system. Performing a reset on your 8. There are times when many of our gadgets begin to malfunction and gets us frustrated. You'll then see the Start Screen and find that you essentially have brand new copy of Windows 8.
This also seems to work when you have a new product key that you want to activate. However after reinstalling Windows 8. Windows then entered a broken Safe Mode boot loop, a black screen with the mouse pointer flashing. Choose Just remove my files or Fully clean the drive and then click Reset. Even, the Windows product key is not stored in the Windows registry file.
Following, firstly pick a right way depending on whether you can login to Windows 8. The behavior of this option will vary depending on if the drive is encrypted with BitLocker. If you bought Windows by itself, the key is in the packaging. The best solution is to select one appropriate way to reset or remove the forgotten password and regain access to your Win 8 system. For example, you'll need to set up and reconfigure some desktop programs like iTunes or , reset file associations, desktop shortcuts, etc.
Kind Rgds, jory wrote: hi win sec so how am i gonna reactivate my windows keys??? I suppose this might be the fact that I was installing Windows 8 Enterprise edition rather than the regular Windows 8. If you meet the above problems or some other situations, you can choose to factory reset your Windows 8 computer to the original condition when you bought it. As soon as you press the power-on button, immediately start hitting the Esc button like tap-tap-tap. Once this command will execute we need to restart, the system will be in an Unlicensed state unless a new product key is installed. On previous Windows, you can find a sticker with printed Windows product key on a sticker on the side of your desktop computer or on the back your laptop.
It does not delete the actual file data or touch the parts of the disk where the data exists. Be sure to use the same version and edition of Windows the computer came with. This deletes the table on the drive that contains file system pointers to your data files. Figure A When you are prompted to choose and option, select the Troubleshoot tile. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup and run the program.
This will remove the product key from the registry if it's still there. Thank you for your help. The system will then reboot again and then run through the introductory tutorial. Simply click on Next button to continue. Step 2: Open Metro Control Panel by going to the Start screen and then clicking on the Metro Control Panel tile. Asides the fresh and clean physical appearance of a device that fades away, some other internal qualities and functioning of the device also begin to decline as the device is being used over time.
If your Windows 8 totally can't start, even factory reset doesn't work, then you need to reinstall system. After your system boots from the Recovery Drive and you are prompted to choose an option, as shown in Figure A, select the Troubleshoot tile. You can use this to recover from a problem, or to return it to the factory state. To do this you have to use an application ProduKey on your Windows Machine. If we are a formatting system or removing before the license, it may cause you to activate the system back with same License key. Let's take a closer look. After you read through the information on the screen, which I have summarized above, you can click the Next button.
Brian Freeman found a flaw in my article. Does it says Windows version? It's also a good idea to make sure everything is being backed up to an off-site location using services like CrashPlan or. Their utilities are always crapware-free, and are always really useful. It is not needed from this point forward anyway. Visit the download page to start downloading your copy of ProduKey.