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      How to determine if Microsoft Windows 8 is activated


      Instructions on how to determine if Microsoft Windows 8 is activated

      Affected Brands

      The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

      • ThinkCentre
      • ThinkStation
      • ThinkPad
      • Idea Tablet
      • IdeaPad
      • IdeaCentre

      Operating Systems

      • Microsoft Windows 8


      Microsoft Windows 8 requires a Digital Product Key (DPK) to activate.  Lenovo systems, for Windows 8, has a unique DPK added during manufacturing.  Windows 8 is designed to automatically activate.  Users can determine if Windows 8 is activated.

      Click here to view the procedure to identify if Windows 8 is activated on your system.

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      • Alias ID: SF13-D0004
      • Document ID: HT076345
      • Last Updated :14 Nov 2016
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