Windows 8 Product Activation Key is Available Here (For Real!)

The installation of the Windows 8 operating system  is pretty straightforward and users do not need to enter a product key during installation. It may however come as a shock to some users while re-installation when they they have to enter the Windows 8 product key .

Also see: How to Install Windows 8 From USB Drive

The problem here is that Microsoft is not supplying the product key with the operating system. You won’t find it in a text document that is part of the installation files nor on the official website.

Windows 8 Operating System Product Key

A Microsoft employee replied has provided the solution for this issue @  Microsoft Developer Network forum:

If you need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview or use the Reset functionality, you might be asked to enter this product key:


If you’re running a server version of Windows Developer Preview, you can use this product key:


Note: These product keys are only for use with the Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8.

There you have it. The keys are only compatible with the developer preview of Windows 8. However tt will wont work in the beta or the final version of the operating system.

10 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    They should not be in a hurry to release a new version of windows all the time, I am still not even done finding out how windows vista & 7 works. There is nothing wrong with windows 7, which i intend to use for quite sometime.

    Even Windows XP is very stable, even though Microsoft is discontinue windows xp soon, i will still be using it on some the very old computers i have. Because XP is just as good as 7 but atleast windows xp is not GRAPHIC hungry like vista and 7 is.

  2. ggaz says:

    welcome to 2012. windows 8 is cool. i guess. i will never use XP ever again. i love win7 so da fact dat win 8 iz basically an revamped version of win7 got me hooked. been testin for 3days now n only few problemz. drivers etc. also disable automatic defrag. not working yet? i like win 8. u will too if u giv it time. biggest downfall. not free like ubuntu

  3. sandeep says:

    Thanks for sharing the details..

  4. TETR says:


  5. Norms says:

    Pls i need an activation key for windows8 developers preview, the one above is not working for me

  6. Muzammil Shahzad hundlana says:

    above mentioned keys are not working.please give a proper key!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Vampniz says:

    Yhese keys are not working for me plz help

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