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I have bought several notebooks that had Windows preinstalled, but the license key was only stored in the BIOS (no more stickers on the bottom like in the good old days).
I never used the Windows on the more recent machines, and only have GNU/Linux installed on it. However, I like to know license keys I've paid for, so here's how to read it from Linux:
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$ sudo tail -c +56 /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM
Thanks thread #637971 on superuser.com
for this tip.
Jumping out of an airplane is not a basic instinct. Neither is breathing underwater. But put the two together and you're traveling through space!