Official Windows 8 Serial Key, published by Microsoft

Read this article to know more about the Serial key of Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft recently released the Developers preview of Windows 8 operating system in the Build conference which held in California.

NOTE: These product keys are published by Microsoft and are free to use by anyone. Using these keys with Windows 8 developer preview edition will not be considered as software piracy or license infringement. We do not support or promote software piracy.

Are you looking for Windows 8 Release Preview license keys? Read more about Windows 8 RP product keys.

By this time, many of tech enthusiasts around the world might downloaded and installed the Developers preview of Windows 8 operating system. Don't know how to download Windows 8? read the article How to download Windows 8. After downloading the Windows 8 OS, like many enthusiasts, Myself started installing the Windows 8 OS in VMware Workstation 8.

After installing the Windows 8 OS, initially I faced few problems like Apps not working in Windows 8. After figuring out the problem, I am able to test all the Apps on Windows 8 operating system. Though, there are few un-answered questions like, "How to close Apps" in Windows 8 OS, I am succeeded in testing the Windows 8 OS.

There are many new features of Windows 8 OS which were revealed in the Windows 8 Build conference. One among them is the Refresh and Reset feature. With the help of this feature, one can easily refresh their system without loosing files, and by Reset feature, one can easily reset the system to the previous default state.

When you are using the "Refresh and Reset" features, there are maximum chances to ask for a Windows 8 prdouct key. Though Windows 8 won't ask you while installing the Windows 8, it may ask when you are using the Refresh and Reset feature. Microsoft, didn't mentioned about the "Windows 8 product Key" anywhere in the downloaded Windows 8 operating system or in the public release.

One of the employee of Microsoft at a forum thread revealed the license key or product key what one should use when you are using the Refresh and Reset feature in Windows 8 operating system. This key's will work only on the Developers preview of Windows 8 operating system.

Below are the keys which were required to enter while you are using the Refresh and Reset features in Windows 8 operating system.


For those who are using the Developer version of Windows 8 Server, they can use the following key


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Guest Author: zeid04 Jul 2012

Did not work with win8 (not server), originaly downloaded from ms site through ad.

Guest Author: vishal19 Jul 2012

this keys did not work for my win 8 client edition build 8400

Author: Bharath13 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Hi Varun,
I am using windows 7 operating system currently. Is that possible to use this windows 8 serial key by changing operating system?

Guest Author: Ramesh Rao08 Mar 2013

This is Ramesh i am using Windows 8 pro 64 bit when i am starting my system i am getting an error Active Windows now when i am trying to active my Windows with old key and new key also but it is not activating,i am getting an error OxC004C003 error.
Please help me how to active my Windows 8.

Guest Author: emmanuel12 May 2014

I am emmanuel having problem activatin my Windows and it is giving me error ox0004c003. How can I solve error ox0004c003?

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