Find the Product Key on Your Windows Laptop

The product key is already available on the DVD box in which the Windows 8 installation media is shipped. In case of laptops, the product key is available on the sticker that can be found on the back of the device.

If you are still unable to get your product key, you must install a third-party tool that can extract the information from the registry of your Windows 8 operating system, and can display the product key.

Although there are many such applications available on the Internet that can help you extract your Windows 8 product key, this tutorial uses Belarc Adviser for the purpose. In your case, you are not restricted to the application that is described in this tutorial, and you can choose any other program of your choice.

No matter which software you use to find the product key from within your Windows 8 operating system, the process to get the job done is almost the same in each application.

Here is how you can extract the product key from Windows 8:

    ■Log on to your Windows 8 laptop using administrator account.
    ■Download and install Belarc Adviser on your computer.
    ■Once the software is installed, double-click the Belarc Adviser icon to launch the application.
    ■On the opened web interface, under the Manage all your software licenses section locate your product key that is present under the Software Licenses column.