Windows 10: Can a Product Key be recovered after Win 10 has already been deactivated

Discus and support Can a Product Key be recovered after Win 10 has already been deactivated in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I was moving my windows install to a new drive and mistook product ID for the product key. I didn't write down the key, just the ID, is there any way... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by EvanTarnowski, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Can a Product Key be recovered after Win 10 has already been deactivated


    I was moving my windows install to a new drive and mistook product ID for the product key. I didn't write down the key, just the ID, is there any way to recover the key or is it lost?

    :)
     
    EvanTarnowski, Jul 20, 2019
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  2. cereberus Win User

    Uninstall Product Key and Deactivate Windows 10  


    Deactivating key does not deactivate Windows.


    According to EULA, if you have an oem key, that cannot be transferred to new pc.

    If key is retail, you either sell pc with windows and key, or you keep key and wipe windows.
     
    cereberus, Jul 20, 2019
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  3. Uninstall Product Key and Deactivate Windows 10  


    I have a HP with win 10 on it. I'd like to sell it. So to keep win 10 on it but deactivate the product key they would just have to what buy a product key?
     
    Bsquaredboone, Jul 20, 2019
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  4. Brink Win User

    Can a Product Key be recovered after Win 10 has already been deactivated

    Uninstall Product Key and Deactivate Windows 10  


    It sounds like the key is gone for good if he didn't write it down somewhere.

    Just to be clear, you can either deactivate or just uninstall/format the retail Windows from a PC to be able to reinstall it on another PC.
     
    Brink, Jul 20, 2019
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