I can not find my original windows 8 pro key

After upgrading to Windows 8 Pro WMC I can not find my windows 8 pro key in registry or with any key finder, I got the WMC key in result. Is it possible to find the pro key from the system ?

Use a key finder:

Here are four utilities, all of which will may display your product keys if they are still there:
Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
(It does a good job of providing a wealth of information.)

Also: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
and: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
and RockXP: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4138.html which has additional features

 

or

Go to the order summary page, there you will find your product key:

https://www.mswos.com/

You can download it from there and use your product key to upgrade:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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when you install WMC your product key is changed to the WMC key. the win 8 pro key is no longer there. 

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when you install WMC your product key is changed to the WMC key. the win 8 pro key is no longer there. 

Oh, so that is why its asking me to reactivate my Windows 8 install.
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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