Windows 8 developer preview product keys or license keys
Posted Date: 14-Sep-2011
Are you installing the Windows 8 and looking for genuine product keys for Windows 8 developer preview build? Find out where to get a product key to use with Windows 8 developer preview build.
NOTE: The Windows 8 license keys given in this page are published by
for use with
Windows 8 Consumer Preview version
. We do not promote or publish serial keys or license keys for software piracy.
Microsoft announced the public release of Windows 8 Developer Preview version. It is available for download in the Microsoft website. You can read
step by step instructions to install Windows 8
installation of Windows 8
, in one of the screens, the setup process will prompt you to enter the
product key. Wait, didn't Microsoft tell us it is free for all? Yes, that is right. Windows 8 developer preview edition is a limited trial and is free for all.
When the installation process prompt you to enter the product keys, you may skip the step and choose the option to provide the product keys later. The Windows 8 installation will continue without any problems.
Product keys for Windows 8 developer preview
If you really want to use a product key and activate your version of Windows 8, I am not really sure where to get one. I searched in the official Windows 8 websites and could not find any official information from Microsoft. If you find any, let me know.
Meanwhile, in the Microsoft Answers forum, I found an answer posted by a Microsoft employee where he has posted 2 product keys for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Server edition. These are the product keys:
Windows 8 Developer Preview Product Key: 6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498
Windows 8 Developer Preview Server Edition Product Key: 4Y8N3-H7MMW-C76VJ-YD3XV-MBDKV
Usually I don't post product keys or serial numbers of any software publicly, but since these were publicly posted by a Microsoft employee in a Microsoft forum and they are related to a trial version of Windows 8, I am posting it here for the benefit of everyone. If anyone find this not a legal practice to share it here, let me know and I will remove them.
These product keys will work with the developer preview version only and may not work with any other builds.
NOTE: These product keys for Windows 8 were posted by a Microsoft employee on response to a question posted by another Microsoft employee and the thread was locked without any other response. So it is obvious that the question was posted for the sake of this answer to publish the product keys.
NOTE: The serial keys given in this page are published by Microsoft for use with Windows 8 Consumer Preview version. We do not promote or publish serial keys or license keys for software piracy.
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Responses to "Windows 8 developer preview product keys or license keys"
Guest Author: Prakash 12 Dec 2012
This key didn't work. so plz provide a better solution for it.
Guest Author: Vinay 05 Apr 2014
My Windows does not activate by my old key, so I need a new Windows key. How can I get a replacement key for Windows 8?
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