What is Windows 8 product key?
The Windows product key is also called serial number or serial keys. Different editions and versions of Windows used different set of product key. Hence, if you purchase a Windows 8 serial number it cannot be use when you upgrade to Windows 10. The Windows 8 product key is a serial of 25-character code that you must use when installing and activating the Windows. If you purchase the Windows that come with DVD, the key is inside the box that came in, or it will email to you if you purchase the software online. Please note that the Windows 8 pro serial key is not same with the Windows 8 enterprise keys or any other editions of Windows. Also, product key for Windows 8 and 8.1 was different.
Why we need the Windows 8 product key?
You may hear that there are free Windows 8 product keys on the Internet, do you believe it? Well, I believe most of the keys were invalid or not genuine. This is because the product key only can be obtains by purchasing a legit copy of Windows operating system.
The Windows 8 product key will be use for:
- Installing the Windows 8
- Activating the Windows 8
You need to use the serial key when installing Windows. After installation, you also need the serial number to activate Windows. The activation helps verify that you are using a genuine copy of Windows and its not installed on more than one PC. After Windows was activated, you can enjoy all the great features of Windows 8.
How to get the Windows 8 product key?
The only way to get a genuine copy of Windows 8 or windows 8.1 is to purchase the Windows license from local or online stores (including Microsoft site). If you purchase it online, you will get a purchase confirmation email from Microsoft at the time of purchase. You must keep the keys at a safe place as you need it to install or even reinstalling Windows in the future.
Even if you purchase a PC or laptop with pre-installed Windows 8, you still can get the key from the store that you get the PC. If you purchased the computer for some time and forgot the get the key, you need to use product key finding utility to get the serial number. You also may notice that there is Windows 8 product key generator in the market. You can find in online and test to see the usefulness of the tool.
Getting your Windows 8 installed and activated (Alternative method)
Beside the above method, you may know that in the market there is tool called Windows 8 activator that you can use to activate Windows. To use the activator, you must install the Windows 8 first and apply the activation later. You can download Windows 8 for free, install it and use the activator to activate the Windows 8 or 8.1.
I found a site provide a helpful info on how to download and activate Windows 8/8.1, please visit kmspicoactivator.org.