Get your Windows 8.xx OEM key from linux terminal

Situation:
Laptop came with original windows, you did something tricky to install linux – and resulted in removing your entire windows.

Fix:
Boot into your Linux OS. If you dont have one, try making a linux bootable USB stick. In terminal,

 
sudo hd /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM

This would give your key on the right side of the hex-dump! Enjoy 🙂
Courtesy : http://malwaretips.com/threads/how-to-retrieve-your-windows-8-oem-key-with-linux.28560/

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2 thoughts on “Get your Windows 8.xx OEM key from linux terminal

  1. Thanks tony for ur info 🙂 now I need not save my windows key for future use, I just need to save the command 😀 , Do you have a similar one for windows 7

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