FixesTipsWindows 8

Unable to Activate Windows 8 OEM

You need to download and run “ShowKeyPlus” you will see the below:

Windows Product Key Information
Product Name: Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
Product ID: 00261-XXXXX-XXXXX-AA362
Installed Key: 789NJ-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-J8D3P
Original Key: D6RD9-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-FCWWJ
Original Edition: Win Next Starter Retail
OEM Key: OEM key not present in firmware

The “Original Key” is the one you need to use to activate the OS.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/ShowKeyPlus.shtml