Windows 10: How to find your Windows 10 Product Key

Discus and support How to find your Windows 10 Product Key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, Is there an official way to find which Windows 10 key you are using on your machine? I've seen a few 3rd party software that does this, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Valentin-Ionut Stanciu, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. How to find your Windows 10 Product Key


    Hi,


    Is there an official way to find which Windows 10 key you are using on your machine? I've seen a few 3rd party software that does this, but before using those, and risk having my key send to their servers, I would like to know if there is an official way to find it.

    I'm asking this, because I have 2 keys, and as shameful this may sound, I've forgotten which one I used on this PC, and now I need the other one for another PC.

    Just to save some time, if someone is thinking about telling me how to find Product ID, then don't, because that is not the same thing as Product Key.


    //Edit:

    One way that I've seen is to use "wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3XOriginalProductKey", but when I use it, I get "OA3XOriginalProductKey" in return.


    One thing I forgot to mention, is that the key I've used to activate this copy of Windows 10, was obtained from my college, using the program they have with Microsoft, where they are giving key to Windows, and other tools made by Microsoft, so maybe that is the reason I'm not getting the Key using that command.


    And I have both keys stored in a file, for save keeping, but of course I had to forget to label which one is which.

    :)
     
    Valentin-Ionut Stanciu, Sep 3, 2019
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  2. windows 10 key

    Thanks but I don't want to do any decrypting. I want to download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it using my Win 8 key. No other steps required. Is that possible?
     
    Easy Rhino, Sep 3, 2019
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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Sep 3, 2019
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  4. How to find your Windows 10 Product Key

    Windows 10 Product Key

    Hi Oscar,

    Since the laptop has no battery compartment wherein the product key is usually located, we recommend that you follow these steps to find your Windows product key:

    • Press Windows + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Enter this command: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
      and hit Enter.

    Also, if you're looking to reinstall Windows 10 after a hardware replacement, we recommend that you follow the steps provided in this

    article
    .

    Let us know if performing these steps resolved the issue.
     
    Dennis Mop, Sep 3, 2019
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