Roommate came into my room and stole my Windows 8 case w/CD Key

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pugly

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Luckily the cd itself was in the computer. I got my key out of the registry with the help of a program I found online. But I want to know if Microsoft would be willing to disable my old cdkey and give me a new one. Anyone know if they do that?
 

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Call them an tell them what happened, and see what they have to say.
 
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..... I want to know if Microsoft would be willing to disable my old cdkey and give me a new one......
I am trying to understand what value the "cdkey" would have for someone without the CD..:confused:

Am I missing something of great importance here..?

T.
 

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Possibly. The Product key, as it is correctly called, is independent of the CD. It can be used, as one example, for reinstalling from an installation folder (expanded ISO) on your HD.

Davea's suggestion is the only way to go. Microsoft,on the phone, will give you instructions to deactivate the product. Be careful, as you may be advised to purchase another Key.
 
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