You can easily turn no longer needed Windows 8.1 licenses into cash. After all, the operating system can always find buyers that trade on the secondary market like VENDOSOFT GmbH in the market for used software. We will inform you about how to read and provide the Windows 8.1 key.
For some time, Windows has been helping customers and users to obtain upgrades for operating systems and other applications. All you have to do is open a Microsoft account with which you can activate all applications. The disadvantage to this method: The product keys are no longer displayed. Starting with the Windows 8 operating system, the license key is no longer even available as a sticker on the housing of a PC that was sold with the operating system pre-installed. And unfortunately, in the case of Windows 8, only the last five final digits of the product key are displayed when a corresponding dialog box is selected in the Control Panel. Windows 8.1 shows nothing at all, so even the final digits are no longer visible. Thus a solution must be found in order to find the complete product key.
This is how you find the Windows 8 product key
One way to access the license key is to use support programs. These free tools outsmart the system’s attempt to conceal the product key, and make it fully visible. Support programs, that allow you to read the product key from the BIOS on your PC, are available for download on the Internet. You can find tools of this kind using the search terms “Windows Key Finder” or more specifically, “read Windows 8 product key“. After installing the appropriate program, follow the instructions. Reputable platforms where you can download these tools will tell you if they have been virus-tested.
This is how reading a Windows 8 license key works
There is another option available to users besides using a support program if they have made an official upgrade from Windows 8 to version 8.1 via the Windows Store. The license key will be displayed upon entering “regedit” in the Windows search field in the file path “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWin8”. The same applies to those who hold older Windows licenses, who switched from Windows 7 or Windows XP to the Windows 8 or 8.1 version.
What do I need to bear in mind when reading a Windows 8 key?
In the case of the support programs that are available on the Internet, the Windows 8 license key can only be read if you are actually the rightful owner of the license. Only then will the product key be saved to the appropriate location in the system. Of course, having a valid license is also a prerequisite for selling that license to third parties. You can turn your old version into cash when you migrate to another operating system or when you have acquired the full version of a newer operating system. For example, if you received a pre-installed version of Windows 10 when purchasing a new PC or notebook, or even if you received these as separate, full versions, the previous 8 or 8.1 versions will be cost-free. They are then usable by other tradespersons. Before selling your unused software to VENDOSOFT, you still need to ensure (and sign a statement confirming) that you will no longer use these licenses, and therefore the programs being sold as used software are no longer being run on any PC.
Sell your Windows license key to VENDOSOFT
As a rule, it is recommended that product keys for Windows also be located and read even if they are no longer current, but you may wish to sell your Windows license later. The Windows license or, in other words, the product key as an activation code, is in essence the product. You can sell this code to VENDOSOFT. You will get a fair price for your licenses from the specialists for used software and do not have to look for potential buyers yourself. If you have questions, the experts at VENDOSOFT would be happy to help you further – Contact us right now!