Windows 8 Release Preview is a pre release software which is at near completion stage. Even though it is not a completed product, it still require a product key (serial key) to activate your Windows. When you install Windows 8 Release Preview, you will be prompted to enter the Windows 8 Release Preview serial keys.
You cannot proceed with the installation without entering a valid Windows 8 product key.
Product Key for Windows 8 Release Preview
Since Windows 8 Release Preview is not a final release, Microsoft has made it a free release. During the installation, you can use the Windows 8 Release Preview product key which is published by Microsoft. This product key will work only for the Windows 8 Release Preview and will not be valid for the final release of Windows 8.
Here is the Windows 8 Release Preview Serial Keys published and shared by Microsoft:
If you like to enable Windows 8 with Media Center, you may use the following product key:
This Windows 8 Release Preview Product key is publicly posted and shared by Microsoft to use with your Windows 8 installation. We do not promote or support software privacy. These serial keys can be used only with the Windows 8 preview versions and cannot be used as License Keys with final release of Windows 8.
Microsoft published several other license keys/product keys for the Consumer Preview and Developer Preview versions. I tried some of them with the Windows 8 Release Preview version, but looks like those old product keys no longer work with the new build of Windows 8.
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|Guest Author: Suman Debnath 07 Nov 2012|
|I want Windows 8 full version website, and this software is trully free.................|
|Guest Author: Tindigas 07 Apr 2013|
|The release preview product keys didn't work, what should i do??|
|Guest Author: imran 01 Jan 2014|
|The release preview product keys didn't work, what should I do?|
|Guest Author: Raaj 04 Mar 2014|
|Friend Windows media center key is not working. But you can use the first key to run the Windows 8. i.e TK8TP. But it'll be only a release preview. You can't activate the Windows 8.|