Windows 10: Microsoft Product Key

Discus and support Microsoft Product Key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My old desktop's boot files got corrupted (e.g. hal.dll is corrupted) and no attempts to fix them have worked. The desktop used the operating system... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by danhill4, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. danhill4 Win User

    Microsoft Product Key


    My old desktop's boot files got corrupted (e.g. hal.dll is corrupted) and no attempts to fix them have worked. The desktop used the operating system Windows 7.


    I have concluded that I need to wipe my desktop HDD and proceed with a clean install of Windows 10 using an ISO file that I have installed on a USB via my laptop. However, I cannot access my old Windows 7 product key to activate Windows 10.


    I have previously attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 when the free upgrade was valid, but it crashed my computer and I had to revert. By wiping my current HDD, am I correct in understanding that any product key (or digital license if it has kept track of my attempt to freely upgrade to W10) will be removed and thus the new version of Windows 10 will not be activated without a product key?


    If this is the case, are there any steps I can take to receiving a new product key from Microsoft?


    Extras: built desktop myself (cannot take to manufacturer to ask for new product key). Threw away (stupidly) the Windows 7 box without saving the product key. Cannot boot Windows 7 so cannot even go into Safe Mode to retrieve the product key manually. CMD prompt commands do not allow retrieval of product key.

    :)
     
    danhill4, Aug 17, 2019
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  2. AndreTen Win User

    Where is my Product Key if I want to re-install?


    Like davidhk said. But if you really want to see your windows key, I would suggest Belarc advisor. It will give you some useful information about your system, product keys of your software is among them (not only Microsoft, you will have listed most of your keys).
     
    AndreTen, Aug 17, 2019
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  3. tengeezer Win User
    Where is my Product Key if I want to re-install?


    Cheers, will check it out.
     
    tengeezer, Aug 17, 2019
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  4. Microsoft Product Key

    Convert a Windows 8pro product key to a Windows 10pro produkt key

    Hi Andre,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to Uninstall the license using the following steps.

    • Press Windows key + X
    • Click Command Prompt (Admin)
    • At the command prompt, type: slmgr.vbs -upk
    • Press Enter, this will uninstall the product key from the computer.
    Further on, install Windows 8.1 activate the copy with the product key on the new machine. Then again upgrade the same to Windows 10 using Window Update or Media Creation Tool.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.






     
    Karthicka_R, Aug 17, 2019
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