Windows 10: Lost Win 10 Pro key when upgrading pc and fresh installing Windows

Discus and support Lost Win 10 Pro key when upgrading pc and fresh installing Windows in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have upgraded my pc and as part of this act i have performed a fresh install of Win10 Pro. I was of the understanding that as the install USB i used... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by FRODUS85, Sep 14, 2019.

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    Lost Win 10 Pro key when upgrading pc and fresh installing Windows


    I have upgraded my pc and as part of this act i have performed a fresh install of Win10 Pro. I was of the understanding that as the install USB i used was created on my registerd copy of Windows 10 & that i have signed in using the same hotmail email address, i would simply be able to carry over the license key. But apparently not..


    I have logged in to my microsoft account and can still see my old build pc on the my devices list. I am needing help in finding out if there is any way to recover my Win10 key (i hope so as MS can surely see that i have a new install using the same details etc).


    Please if anyone can help, or guide me in a direction of somewhere that can i would appreciate it.


    P.S. - i can not recover it from the HDD it was installed on as that was formatted.

    :)
     
    FRODUS85, Sep 14, 2019
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    Flogger23m, Sep 25, 2019
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    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 25, 2019
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    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Sep 25, 2019
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