Find out how to recover the lost product key for Windows 8. We DO NOT provide illegal content like free codes or keys.
This is the first time a new version of the Microsoft operating system called my attention. Although since I started using Mac computers also started using all my life I’ve used Windows since version 3.1 and has always been an unpleasant experience. I understand that many users dislike the experience and feel comfortable with the operating system but I just do not like and I know Windows pretty well, if you do not consider myself an expert at least I know I have greater knowledge than the average user as in many cases users of Windows I have asked for help solving problems and generally achieve solutions and / or teach them to use the operating system. In this context when I started hearing about Windows 8 I have had that reaction reflexively turning her eyes up when I hear of new “promises” of Microsoft. The more information has emerged about Windows 8 more I became interested because it is the first time that many of the ideas behind the design initially seemed intelligent. I’ve been reading lots of information and I installed the “Developer Preview” of the operating system to prove it. Will it be Windows 8 operating system will vindicate Microsoft ®, Windows 8 Would you use me? Find out.
Windows 8 Product Key
Everybody agrees that Windows 8 is a great operating system. But like any other OS it still have some issues. It happens often to crash and when it does, your computer might not work anymore. The reasons for which this OS would crash are various, starting with configurations errors, virus, malware and ending with a big number of applications which are creating different errors in your computer. No matter what it happens, when, the Windows 8 crashes and your computer refuses to start, you need to reinstall it.
During the reinstallation process of your Windows 8 you will need to insert its product key. What happens if you have lost the product key for Windows 8? There is no need to worry because there are several methods to recover your product key. In this article you are presented with the most efficient ones.
You should know that this tutorial has been created only for those which have bought the original Windows 8 OS, which has been provided by default with a product key. We do not encourage piracy, therefore please quit asking for free Windows Product Key on our site.
In the same time, you need to know that the methods for recovering the Windows 8 Product Key are legal. In one of them you will be using a tool which looks in your Windows registry and retrieves the product key. The tool is free.
What is Windows 8 Product Key?
A product key is a code designed by the software designer in order to protect its products against piracy. It is a long string of letters and numbers. The product key has been has been provided to you in the original Windows 8 package or via e-mail, from Microsoft. You need to insert this code during the setup process.
If your computer has broken and you need to reinstall Windows 8 but you cannot find anymore the product key, don’t be tempted to use a free one. It is forbidden by the law even if you have bought the original software. Just follow the tutorial we are presenting in the following paragraphs.
Recover Windows 8 Product Key
First of all I would suggest you to try finding the original package in which you have received the Windows 8 DVD. That’s because that package should contain also the product key. There are situations when computers are being delivered with windows 8 already installed on them. In this case the product key is placed on a sticker on that computer. So, you could also try to locate that sticker, too. Another possibility is to ask Microsoft to provide you with a product key. However, the chances of success if trying this method depends on the policy that Microsoft has in your country.
If you did not manage to recover the product key for your Windows 8 through the methods presented in the above mentioned paragraph, then you should know that it is still saved in the Windows Registry of your OS. The bad news is that it is encrypted so you won’t be able to access it directly. The good news is that we will be providing you with a solution which will search for the product key there and it will de-crypt it.
Therefore, please download the following free tool from this address: Windows 8 Product Key Finder
After you have accessed the above mentioned address, you need to search on that specific page the latest version of the tool which will retrieve your Windows 8 product key (Keyfinder v2XX). Download Keyfinder and a box will appear on your screen asking you to select in which location of your computer you want it to be saved. I suggest you indicate your desktop, because it will be easier to find the tool’s archive in the next steps.
You need to wait until the download process has finished. As soon as it does go to your desktop and double click on the Keyfinder archive. You should see a window where you have the option to extract the content of that archive. The option is called “Extract All”. Select all the files in that archive and click on “Extract All”. Now you will be required to indicate the location where these files should be saved. I suggest again you use the desktop, in order to find the Windows 8 Product Key Finder Tool files quickly. The extraction process will start and after it will end, you need to click on the Finish button. Then you will receive a security message. Click on the “Run” button and then the installation of the tool will start.
Once the Windows 8 Product Key Finder Tool has been installed, you can open this application in order to receive you desired code. The start of this program should be done by double-clicking on the Keyfinder.exe file which can be found between the files which have been extracted from the a/m archive. Then, you will be provided with a window which contains two panels. The first panel displays all the programs are installed on your computer, including Windows 8, too. In order to find it, just scroll down. Once found click on it and you will see in the right panel its product key. Once found, make sure you will write down the product key of your Windows 8 in your agenda so you won’t loose it again, in the future.
That’s all! Now you have found the product key for Windows 8. Congrats!
Windows 8 is a very important program, therefore you should remember a few things about it:
This tutorial is only for those which have bought the original software. The methods for retrieving the Windows 8 Product Key are perfectly legal and free. Don’t be tempted to use any free product key for Windows 8 as this is illegal even if you have bought the original software.
I strongly advise you to buy only original programs. This is the only method through which you could help software designers to keep improving their products, release new patches, service packs etc, which in the end improve your working experience with those programs. Don’t ask us to provide free product key for Windows 8 as we do not encourage piracy and nothing of this type of content will ever be found on our website.
Facts about Windows 8 Product Key
According to Microsoft still needs to be at least a year to see a full version of Windows 8, hereinafter referred to as W 8, so it may be that interfaces, controls and other aspects of the system change. This first analysis I have done based on my own experience using the system and the limited information it released Microsoft.
The tests were conducted primarily on a MacBook Pro using a VMWare Fusion virtual machine on which you installed the x64 version of Windows 8. Seeking to maximize the experience also did tests on my iPhone via Air diplay to get the experience of using this type of interface and applications on a tablet.
The ideas behind the design
What seems most innovative of Windows 8 is the idea of using a single operating system for all types of computers, tablets, netbooks, mobile and desktop. Unlike Apple, which has chosen the path of developing a special operating system optimized for tablets, Windows 8 Microsoft expected to be used on all devices and it has developed the system so that it can operate through a touch screen or using a physical keyboard and mouse or track pad. This functionality is achieved by integrating a new graphical interface called “Metro” that is designed for touch screens and runs through “tiles” , which are boxes that contain different types of information, for example applications, image galleries, sites or web widgets. These boxes are “live”, ie are moving and constantly updating the screen. Metro interface with what we have in the initial screen of Windows 8 is a control panel that allows a view of constant updates and quick access to applications, files and websites. It is important to give credit to Microsoft for not copying the IOS interface Metro, this new interface is initially interesting and fun.
Not everything can be done from the interface Windows 8 Metro and here is where they begin the inconsistencies and bad experiences with that is associated with Windows, an implementation of the “Desktop” Windows Classic runs through the Desktop application from which you can launch applications or browse file system with Windows explorer whose design is one of the most complex, overloaded and absurd that I have seen in a Windows 8 user interface. Some other controls on the control panel in Windows also open Windows Classic which is very inconsistencies and that suddenly goes from elegant and fresh interface to boring old Windows Metro developed a sense you are working with the same operating system always using a “skin” or custom theme.
The most interesting use of a single operating system is that for me is taking a step toward what I think may be the future of computers. Imagine you are in a cafe working on a similar tablet to the iPad and decide to continue working at home where they can connect the tablet to an external monitor with keyboard and mouse to use as a Windows 8 desktop computer, and then need to go to a working meeting which only require to take your tablet and a wireless keyboard to use as a laptop. I have imagined this scenario many times allows a desktop computer, a laptop and a tablet using a single device, Windows 8 is a step forward in that direction.
Windows 8 list of promises
Then the greatest promises outlined in a brochure that explains developer news Windows 8:
- ARM processor support and motion sensors, orientation, lighting, etc.. that will (hopefully) implemented by hardware producers who choose to license Windows 8.
- Communication between applications. This is meant for Windows 8 Metro applications, similar to that in IOS, the absence of a file system accessible by the user can send files from one application to another.
- Metro applications constantly updated Internet connected and receiving information. Operating system updates automatic and non intrusive.
- Optimized for Internet Explorer 10 touch screens with support for HTML5.
- The ability to record websites like interface boxes in Metro.
- Windows 8 Application Compatibility for Windows XP and 7 (on computers with Intel processor, ie, not tablets).
- New Explorer Windows in the Desktop application with dozens of controls on a new “Ribbon” (ribbon).
- The ability to use multiple monitors simultaneously with the possibility of using the Windows 8 Metro in an interface and the desktop in another.
- Multiple options to restart the device / computer or restore it to its original
- Notifications operating system.
- Windows 8 app store.
Windows 8: The user experience (confusion)
The first thing you want to do on a new operating system is to configure and customize, Windows 8 offers 6 different interfaces to configure the system preferences, so there is no single place where all configurations are contained but 6:
1 . Windows 8 Settings. This is an application interface Metro accessible from the home screen, here you can configure some system preferences such as networking, user accounts, or interface preferences Metro. And within this interface is an option to see more preferences which leads to a second interface.
2 . Simplified control panel. When choosing more options open Desktop mode and opens a window of Windows 8 with classic simplified control panel that has more options but not all the options, if you want to see all the options from there is no way to enter third interface which is the extended control panel
3 . Extended control panel. It is not easy to get to this interface, it takes about 15 minutes looking for a way to convert the simplified Windows 8 control panel extended until at last I succeeded, how to enter is the opposite of intuitive, it seems as if it were a riddle Microsoft’s engineers devised so that few people could have access.
4 . Menu in the extended Windows 8 control panel. In the extended panel are all the settings can also be accessed from a menu individually.
5 .Metro Tiles. A fourth interface to access the preferences, if you want to have tri-fold within the interface boxes Windows 8 Metro as shortcuts to your preferences.
6 . Finally there is a group of small tarball configuration options in a menu interface Windows 8 Metro also very intuitive, which appears in the lower left corner by placing the cursor there a way to start menu. Pressing the preferences option is a section on the right side of the screen with a group of options.
With six different locations to configure the operating system the task of remembering where in the set that thing seems impossible, if Mac OS X where there is only one control panel it’s hard to remember where every option I can not imagine how desperate to find a configuration option in Windows 8 when required.
Using the same operating system on different devices is a great challenge due to the different processors to be used in each type of device (Intel and ARM) so that applications currently running on Windows 7 must be recompiled to run on ARM processors . This leaves users in a scenario Windows 8 unfriendly as it will install three types of applications:
The compatible with Windows XP and Windows 7 that can run inside Windows 8 but only through the Desktop application on computers with Intel processor.
Those that have been recompiled for use with Intel processors and ARM but retain the classic interface (since the development of a new Windows 8 Metro interface requires more time and resources) and may be used on both computers as tablets but only through Desktop application.
Those that have been developed from scratch as Windows 8 Metro and applications can run on both PCs and tablets within the interface Metro.
If this sounds confusing imagine the dilemma of the users when installing a Windows 8 application, you need to know which devices and interfaces that run each of your applications: “I have an application to do this … ah but I can not use in the tablet, I have use on the computer. ”
Windows 8 Metro applications will run in full screen and not be closed, the operating system will “freeze” and is giving them access to resources as required. The classic Windows applications to run inside Windows within the Desktop mode is the classic Windows interface and close normally. The difference between these two modes of operation make it a very inconsistent.
Windows 8 Metro applications generally offer poor experience, you get the feeling that they are toy applications that real applications are in the Desktop application. The reason that Microsoft released this “Developer Preview” is precisely to “presume” the development process, but did not include applications that boast. For example, the application “Socialite” which is basically a Facebook client rather incomplete. It seems that to the design approach is to create applications Metro extremely simple interfaces with extremely large. The application “Tweet @ branch”, a Twitter client is just as incomplete and ugly, if I had a computer or tablet with Windows 8 definitely use the websites of these social networks rather than applications. The story is very different in IOS where applications offer a complete experinecia even Web sites Facebook and Twitter. Sure, eventually the developers will make their own applications more complete Windows 8 Metro and I hope more interesting, however, the goal of Socialite and tweet @ branch was doing a demo and it seems to me poorly executed.
At the interface there is no Windows 8 Metro file system, as in IOS. To work with files between different applications there are a number of features that allow communication between applications … but … on the Desktop interface if there is a file system, for which even has developed a new monstrous Windows Explorer. The inconsistency between these two ways of handling files is huge, the use of applications that require access to the file system along with others that do not allow incompatible. We will have to learn how to exchange files between applications Windows 8 Metro, they will have to learn how to send files of applications Metro classical applications (if possible) and also learn how to send files to applications Metro classical applications (if possible).
Two versions of Internet Explorer in Windows 8
I think that sums it all up, there is a classical version can be accessed from Desktop and a touch interface that can be accessed from the Windows 8 Metro interface. I wonder if the two versions of the same program with different interfaces on the same device (confusion) can share and synchronize bookmarks, preferences, visit history, search history, download history, etc..
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The interface of Windows 8 has been designed with touchscreens in mind, in fact to perform functions necessary to emulate a mouse gesture that would be made with the finger with the cursor, which is not intuitive and confusing, the user is forced press the mouse button and drag the cursor experienced management to perform the functions that were designed to gestures. For example, when you start Windows 8 has a sort of “lock screen” designed for tablets but it works well on computers and to get out is necessary “throw it” up with the finger, which shows the screen that asks for our password on a touch screen computer without you can not use your finger so you have to press the mouse button and drag the cursor up. The same confusion occurs in the opposite direction to exit the Windows 8 Metro applications and see some options you can place the cursor in the lower left corner with your finger but that work differently because the screen can not detect that the finger is placed in the area above the touch screen unless you touch, so we have to play that part of the screen. Of course, neither with nor with the finger cursor is no indication that that corner is good for something, you need to guess or, as I did, go to the Microsoft developer forums where everyone was very confused because they did not know how to get out of the Windows 8 Metro applications.
Another thing that worries me about the Windows 8 interface meter is the efficiency of bandwidth and battery, as Microsoft said the tiles or boxes will be updating constantly with online content even when not using the computer or device, which consume a portion of bandwidth and battery. For example these two tiles from the Windows 8 application of Twitter and Flickr that are constantly downloading images and text, what will happen when 150 applications are installed, all download information?:
The Windows 8 market and the possibilities
Hopefully imagine that Windows 8 is an amazing operating system, has a great performance in both computers as tablets (unlikely), exceeded the threats of malware (difficult), and ensuring that all users have a great experience despite the inconsistencies and complexity of the system (impossible). Even having achieved all this will be achieved only 50% of success, the other 50 will depend on hardware producers, and this is where the outlook is darker. Currently, hardware manufacturers have achieved a production arm that can compete with Apple’s prices for products of equal quality. This entry means that the hardware will be of inferior quality compared to Apple (why that compared to Apple? Because they have established standards to achieve), so the software should be too efficient (Windows 8 operating system and applications ) for the devices to be usable.
Another phenomenon to be analyzed in the market will behave like developers about taking Windows 8 Metro. Unlike Apple, Microsoft has decided to support not only the classic interface but versions of applications for earlier operating systems, creating scenarios like this: if I am a developer and want people to use my application has not Windows 8 I have to do absolutely nothing, of course not be used on tablets so assuming I’m interested I can charge my users recompile the application to run on Intel and ARM you do not even need the application appends things to collect. Why invest several months and many man hours and resources into developing a new interface and functionality to Windows 8 Metro if my clients can still use my application?. So the existing developer base will not do you much to Microsoft, will have to find other platforms that developers get on this new project that looks more like an experiment.
Assuming that the operating system is excellent, the hardware is excellent and has a lot of excellent applications for Windows 8 then if there is a future for this platform. The question now is how to actualizarce to Windows 8 if you have a tablet? The importate market for Microsoft, the corporate take long to update their operating systems, many companies around the world still use Windows XP. Application support for earlier versions of Windows in Windows 8 extends indefinitely the life cycle of these applications and therefore the use of previous versions of the operating system. That is, the old Microsoft support applications is slowing the expansion of its new operating system.
What I like in Windows 8
- The ability to have multiple user accounts in Windows 8, which is not new in computer operating systems but will be of great use in tablets. While a tablet is a more personal device I would have my iPhone with the possibility of different user accounts for other than to organize work scenarios and to have specific applications for my girlfriend who does not want in my session with Windows 8 is possible.
- The possibility of placing underground applications on one side of the screen as a sidebar to work with two applications in sight.
What I dislike in Windows 8
- The inconsistency between the interface and Windows 8 Metro Classic coexisting in the same system.
- The appearance of a simple interface which is actually equal to or more complex than in previous versions of Windows 8.
- The inconsistency between different types of applications that can run on certain devices in certain interfaces and in certain scenarios.
- The general use of the classic interface, especially Windows Explorer which, although it seems impossible, has become more complex and inefficient.
My verdict on Windows 8
When I started listening to this idea of Microsoft to create a single system for tablets and computers seemed like an excellent idea, even dreamed the idea of a merger between Mac OS X and IOS. After testing Windows 8 and analyze possible development outcomes have reached the conclusion that Apple took the right path, with the technology we know today is impossible to reconcile in a single system user experience required in a computer desktop or laptop and a tablet. It’s like trying to combine a luxury sports car and utility vehicle load into one, is impossible since each different performances are expected and will be used in different situations. Equally absurd is the idea of using Windows 8 Metro Desktop on a computer and a tablet. Knowing that Microsoft has talented engineers I can imagine that the integration of two systems in one of the reasons was due to Microsoft’s business model rather than technological or innovation.
Many questions remain in the air in which regards Windows 8:
Can Windows 8 offer attractive business model for developers? IOS’s success owes much to the app store, if Microsoft can not replicate the same model with its app store but it seems difficult. As an example we have the Xbox game store that has allowed many independent developers sell their games, yet we know as a fact that independent game developers are making more money in IOS, leaving developers with two options, trying to sell some copies of this game on another platform investing time and effort to see what happens or concentrate on further developing and updating its games on the platform they have already proved successful. This is in such games but in other applications, we know that culturally both users and Windows developers are very different from Apple, so that the model of an app store Apple has proved it does not mean you will work with Windows.
Will Microsoft’s business partners, hardware producers, to shine a Windows 8 in tablets? This seems difficult since hardware producers are not only competing against Apple and Google but also against other producers that license Windows 8, this will create a price war similar to what we see today in the PC market, where the only way to compete is to lower the quality of the hardware. A PC customers do not care if they buy a computer from HP (who wish to exit the market), Dell, Acer, etc., What matters is getting the best price. This phenomenon may replicate in the market for tablets.
How will Microsoft get on the platform to its largest customers, corporate clients? I do not see a scenario where businesses want to invest money and time to convert their systems in Windows 8 Metro applications, so applications remain classic, and this being the case what is the advantage of adopting the new OS?
How Microsoft will solve one of the biggest problems in Windows, malware? If Windows 8 application supports Windows 7 and XP mean that viruses also supports these systems. Microsoft missed a great opportunity to develop an operating system from scratch, free from malware and start again.
There are many technical questions still unanswered about the integration of x86, x64 and ARM applications. The more I think I feel more tired and not want to imagine how they feel Microsoft engineers, integrating different architectures and Windows 8 interfaces within an operating system after asking the right questions seems like trying to sweep the sand of a beach. Convinces me even more the idea of different operating systems for different types of devices, in fact my Mac applications do not help me at the iPhone and the iPad does not serve me in the Mac, I prefer that each has its version for your system specific.
The big question on Windows 8: Would I use it?
Nothing more but two responses:
If it were to use Windows 8 on a computer my answer is NEVER , if for some reason I was forced to use a Mac computer that was not my choice would be to use Ubuntu as the operating system. Like all versions of Windows will always endeavor to avoid any contact with it.
In a parallel universe, in a hypothetical situation, if I had to use a tablet that was not an iPad if Windows 8 would choose a tablet before one of Android. The reason is that the two experiences will be bad but the tablet Windows 8 least serve me to run Windows applications and test my websites in Internet Explorer. This is clear under the assumption that the hardware is fairly decent, at least the same low quality as Android tablets and not lower.
I really wish that Windows 8 is a good operating system and be successful, although I am a Mac user and iOS always nice to see good competitive systems and know that technology is usually better … unfortunately I do not think my wish is fulfilled.
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