Windows 10: Find Old Product Key

Discus and support Find Old Product Key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hey there, I recently bought my friend's laptop from him, so I finally have a computer to myself after not having one for about two years! I did a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Xerdawn, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Xerdawn Win User

    Find Old Product Key


    Hey there,


    I recently bought my friend's laptop from him, so I finally have a computer to myself after not having one for about two years! I did a factory reset, all was well, it's an older Windows 8 model. ANYWAYS, I bought Windows 10 Pro from the Microsoft Store a few years back, I have the exact date I had it, and I'm trying to find the Windows 10 Product Key for it so I could go ahead and update the system to 10 as I enjoy that better. The problem is, when I check the confirmation email, I don't see the product key listed, and so I go to click on the "Go to Orders" details button, but when I do it says the page isn't there.

    SO, I'm trying to find my product key...I have the confirmation email and all of that. So, how do I recover this? I've asked the support bot, but it wasn't really helpful since I guess I don't know the right words to ask it, and when I called the toll free number it said I had to pay for support for Windows, and I'm not doing that...so help?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Xerdawn, Apr 27, 2019
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  2. FinZak Win User

    Product key association disable on old pc


    Hey,


    I sold my old pc to a friend. He installed some missing parts (HDD, GPU and RAM). Then we installed Windows 10 Home 64-bit version from USB stick. I was surprised to see that windows was automatically activated after that. I did some digging and found out that it is using my product key, which i use now in my own new pc. My friend does not have his own product key, the idea was that he just uses the unactivated windows with limited features.


    I uninstalled my Windows 10 product key via command prompt in friends computer (as i understand this is only local solution, if he reinstall windows or clicks the active button, it reactivates automatically with my product key) and now it says windows is not activated, but my product key is still shown with Produkey app in his pc. So far windows is still activated my own pc.


    My questions:

    1. Is this all i need to do?
    2. How do i get rid of product key showing still with product key showing apps on my friend's computer?
    3. Is there a way to get rid of association of my product key on that old pc that i sold to friend?

    EDIT: I originally installed windows 10 via upgrade option from Windows 7, if that matters.
     
    FinZak, Apr 27, 2019
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  3. product key

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Please follow the below steps to resolve this issue:

    Steps:

    • Press and hold Windows key + R.
    • Type ‘slui 3’.
    • Enter your old product key and try to change product key
    • Use the new product and check if you are able to activate.
    For more information please follow the link given below, this information is provided by Andre Da Costa.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-activate-and-resolve-common-product-key/33f31475-93b3-4d1c-812f-4b21fbd807a7

    Please get back to us if you are still facing this problem.

    Hope the information helps to fix the issue, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Apr 27, 2019
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  4. Find Old Product Key

    Need some help. Old HDD. New laptop.

    Yes, that would be a favorable solution if possible. But it requires what I said as a first step. Once he gets booted into the OS, then he can either use it as is or try to recover the product key. I'm not saying he couldn't do what you said, I was replying to another post that suggested simply copy/pasting documents from the old hard drive.
     
    Papahyooie, Apr 27, 2019
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