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Windows 7: clean installed windows 7 64 over windows 8

23 May 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
clean installed windows 7 64 over windows 8

hello to all not sure if this is possible or the right place to ask as stated in can anyone tell me if it is possible to find my windows 8 product key that is locked in bios even though I have windows 7 installed has anyone done this succesfully if yes please tell me how thanks in advance
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23 May 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Who told you the key is in the bios ?

Doesn`t the PC have a Windows 8 COA ?
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23 May 2014   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

If this was an OEM computer that originally came with Windows 8 preinstalled, then the Windows 8 product key would indeed be embedded in the BIOS/UEFI firmware. There would not be a COA sticker.

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