is my windows 8 key stored in UEFI ?

Mizo Zizo

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i've got a msi gt70 dominator which came with pre-installed windows 8 on my 1 tb HDD.now i installed a new 120 GB ssd and i'd like to move the os to it .
i've considerd cloning / migrating the os but many advised me that installing a fresh OS will be better because that way it will align the SSD .
MY QUESSTION IS :
if i installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on the SSD and formatted the SYSTEM partition on my HDD.will my windows 8 be activated automatically ? or can i even extract my KEY from UEFI ? and how can i be sure that it's stored there in the 1st place ?
 

Pinhedd

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Copies of Windows 8 that ship with OEM PCs are usually autoactivated from a software licence file embedded within the UEFI firmware.

I don't know of any methods to check to see if yours as this though.
 

Mizo Zizo

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i've contacted xoticpc since they're the ones i've purchased my laptop from.they assured me that it's stored in UEFI and my new installed windows 8 should be automatically activated .
 
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