How To Get Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Key

During the few hours that Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been publicly available, the maximum confusion that most users have come across is locating the product key for the latest iteration in Microsoft’s new operating system. This was rather different from what we saw with previous Developer Preview builds, where the installation of the OS proceeded without requiring any product key whatsoever. With Consumer Preview, users are rather stumped by the nagging dialog that halts the installation process until you provide a valid key. This is nothing to be bothered with, as you can easily get your own key by reading past the break.

Today, with the release of Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we are bringing you extensive coverage of all the new features in Microsoft’s latest operating system. This post is a part of our Windows 8 Week. To learn more, check out our complete coverage of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Just as the ISO became live for download, we brought you the links for downloading Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a variety of languages, both in 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. It is most likely that you will come across the missing product key issue if you proceeded to download the ISO directly. One easy bypass would be to head to Microsoft’s official website for Windows 8 Consumer Preview and hit the Get it now button.

Windows_8_Product_Key

Then, on the next page, click the download link to grab the official Windows 8 Consumer Preview Installer (a mere 5MB download), run it and follow the instructions to get your own, unique product key.


Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Key

For our readers, you may even use the public key shown in the image above. This key shall remain working until the next release of Windows 8 (the RTM version), and should work for both 32-bit and 64-bit installations, in all provided languages.

Enjoy!

Update: Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download. The official page has now been updated to show the product key. You may, alternatively, get the required key from this post of ours.

Update 2: Windows 8 has now reached its RTM (release to manufacturer) state, and has been around for over a month now. Overall user experience has changed somewhat, but nothing too drastic. There are, of course, lesser bugs now, but the OS is still far from perfect. Since the RTM isn’t a public beta, there are no free keys available for it; please don’t ask us for them, either. You need to either purchase a license through MSDN portal, or wait for the final (retail) release of the operating system that’s due on Oct. 26.

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  • Damkins

    Thanks, the key in the image worked for me!

    • Razu kumar dash

      Damkins, is it full vrsn?

  • Nomai

    Thanks!
    (Y)

  • http://twitter.com/licensekeyshop LicenseKeyShop.com

    the product key can be used by anyone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383467448 Климент Стаменков

      YES

  • http://techguys4u.info Anuj Singh Tomar

    cool .. as usual complete bit by bit coverage of windows 8 

  • anGel_OnE

      Thank you so much for the help! Great work, keep it up! :)

  • http://www.ccsventura.com/ Garry Wilmeth

    Thanks for the tip guys.  I thought I was going crazy.  We are installing on a Mac using parallels… we will report back hear to let you know how it went.

    • moffat

      how do i get a product key

  • rishith

    thanks a lot

  • Kikojoyride

     Thanks for the tip guys.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dwyerjohn John Dwyer

       I don’t like it’s interface. I’m using a computer, not a cloud device.

      • sikhan

        koi hai jo mujhe sun sakta h tho plese help me this is not working

  • jamal12345

    i cant get it do on windows 8 exetreme 

  • Tulsishaw

    Thanks!!! a lot for helping us to use the product……

  • Xe6556

    thanks!!!!!!!
    these really works!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383467448 Климент Стаменков

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! IT WORKS! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Tin2mone

    thank you……! its wrk gd……

  • shaba

    works!!!!!. Not sure why Microsoft has a key that does not work on vista 32bit

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMEZ7LCMXWD2O6CZL6MQOVKY2Q D

    Thanks! The key worked fine.

  • Ditesh

    Thank U vry much :) It worked.

  • Sajid Zaman

    New key updated : 1 June 2012

    Product Key: TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

    • dicxion

      the key doesn’t work anymore.

    • Masibulele Thakatha

      thanks a lot, I’ve been trying many codes but none of them worked, but this one made my day!

    • james

      its not working :(

    • Ahmad Fawad Rafiq

      Thanks a lot Sajid Zaman

    • Conscript

      If a Windows 7 Product key doesn’t work!

      just eject the CD and re-insert it :)

    • Keith

      doesn’t work

  • Palscan

    Thanks

  • rat

    Thanks it worked for me

  • Maaz

    thank you so much

  • omar ahmad

    how to i can product key free windows 8

  • romario

    i want the product key for windows 8
    can you please help me with that
    lifetimeproject@yahoo.com

  • Joshua Simar

    it doesn’t work

  • sara

    unfortunatly when i call skype if gave me activate code but unfortunatly i wrote the codes wrong…what should i do now???!!again check for other codesss??

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsonnegi51 Johnson Negi

    oyeeeeeeeeeeeee………… sahi wali product key to likhta…..
    tune glt likhki h beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnsonnegi51 Johnson Negi

    oyeeeeeeeeeeeee………… sahi wali product key to likhta…..
    tune glt likhki h beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • G1

    Guys, i tried all the possible keys but none of them are working. can anyone tell if the keys are updated?
    DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7JTK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF
    JB6RJ-NV9C9-3KVWT-G2K2Y-B4CK8

  • Hassan

    thanks thanks

  • keith

    bull… none of these keys work people dont even try them I did and it doesn’t work, no free keys here

  • keith

    bull… none of these keys work people dont even try them I did and it doesn’t work, no free keys here

  • Kartik

    Hi i am kartik, i want the win8 product key. plz anybody help me…….(I have the win8-en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417)

  • Kartik das

    Guys, i tried all the possible keys but none of them are working. can anyone tell if the keys are updated?
    DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7JT & K8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF
    JB6RJ-NV9C9-3KVWT-G2K2Y-B4CK8 these are not working………plz help

  • Atul

    not working on win 8 enterprise *86

  • Raghu

    Windows PRO RTM Key: GYKQN-PWFG6-2P7QD-C8k66-VCBQH

    • sageer

      than you it works for me

  • Raghu

    Windows 8 PRO RTM Key: GYKQN-PWFG6-2P7QD-C8k66-VCBQH

    • hamza

      this key work but then it give error.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.su.31 Justin Su

    thank you

  • Zarif

    someone please make active my windows 8 as well

    zarifsharifi@gmail.com

  • dick

    stop fucking lie those shit not work please don’t put those stupid key if u know they not work stupid people

  • ravi

    this key is not working??TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

  • pkz

    please give me a product key of Windows8-ReleasePreview-64bit-English

  • mustansar

    helo guys meri windows 8 professional ha mujy be ek product ke chahiy I wanna be a product key

  • mustansar

    send me a windows 8 product key on this email address plz

  • aaa

    有中文的没?

  • Razu kumar dash

    is it full vrsn??????????

  • bheki mfusi

    guys can you pls help me with the activating key for windows 8 my email is mfusib@webmail.co.za