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Recover windows 8 embedded UEFI key

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is possible recover Windows 8 key from bios?

I have no recovery system available and i need it to install from Microsoft Windows 8 DVD.

Thank you

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Simply put the DVD in the drive and run setup. It will detect the key:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithcombs/archive/2012/11/16/windows-8-bios-keys-embedded-goodness.aspx

The good news is that you no longer have to worry about it fading or getting scratched. The 5x5 key is embedded in the BIOS. Therefore all I had to do in order to install a fresh clean copy of Windows 8 was attach an external DVD drive, boot from the retail DVD, and run setup. As soon as I connected to the internet, the machine activated. It never asked me for a key. No fuss!!!

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