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Old 04. Jul 2018, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't seen a utility to reveal the product key stored in the firmware. I've only ever seen applications like Produkey which run when Windows is installed.

What make and model of computer is it?
Many models of computer have a default edition installed and that information is available online. For example, if it is a Dell computer then you can use the service code to access the original install configuration.

Other indications:
Home for gaming computers and cheap or low-end computers
Pro for business computers

I have only seen Windows 8 stickers and not a Windows 8.1 sticker other than a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) that also shows the Windows edition. I wonder if that was only used on some brands. Anyway, if it doesn't say "Pro Windows" then I would try the Home edition.

P.S. I did a Google image search and it seems that Windows 8.1 stickers do show "Pro" if that is the default install. Presumably yours is "Home" because the sticker doesn't.
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Last edited by Remah; 04. Jul 2018 at 08:44 PM. Reason: Add P.S.
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