[QUOTE=durkinjt;2765235]I just installed a 250G SSD in my Lenovo k450 1THDD, 12 Ram, i7. I restored it to factory which was Win 8 and installed Win 8.1 with a disk I
purchased online. To make a long story short, I just noticed my computer is not activated and does not recognize the Win 8.1 key, I was never
given a key with this computer and it is not located anywhere on the computer. Also tried to reset to factory again and it will not work, give
a message files are missing and to use the recovery disk to fix errors, when I use the Win 8.1 Recovery disk it gets to the installation and
when choosing what HDD drive to use , will not accept any.Can I somehow retrieve an original key?[/QUOTE]
Upgrading to 8.1 uses your 8 product key if there is a problem you need to contact Microsoft about this. Unless you bought Full install Windows 8.1 with Product Key upgrading to 8.1 doesn’t give you a new Product Key. Also I think you have more problem then not getting your Product Key if you upgraded to 8.1. The product Key is in the UEFI bios if this is a factory computer-use something like belarc to find it but then your still at the problem the 8.1 doesn’t recognize the 8 Product Key which means you will have to still contact Microsoft Support about this.