Windows 10: My product key not working after reinstall

Discus and support My product key not working after reinstall in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My laptop was originally windows 7 with a windows 7 product key. I upgraded it to windows 10 three years ago and never had a problem. Recently my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Sadafdl, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Sadafdl Win User

    My product key not working after reinstall


    My laptop was originally windows 7 with a windows 7 product key. I upgraded it to windows 10 three years ago and never had a problem. Recently my windows crashed and nothing worked, so I had to reinstall the windows from a media creation file. Now windows 10 is successfully installed but won't accept my product key anymore.

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    Sadafdl, Sep 26, 2020
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  2. Product Key for reinstalling windows

    Hi NAUFAL

    I am an independent advisor here to help

    in this situation but you will have is a digital product key or product license attached to the motherboard of the computer. There is no traditional product key to be had in the situation. When reinstalling Windows 10 you will see on the screen that asks you
    to enter the activation key that you have the option to skip that step. Go ahead and skip that step, after set up as long as there is an active internet connection the Windows activation servers will read the digital activation license from the motherboard
    of the computer and activate for you.

    The only situation where this would not apply is if you have changed or upgraded the motherboard in your computer
     
    TechGuy_82, Sep 26, 2020
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  3. Reinstall Windows 10 with OEM product key

    When you upgraded from a previous version of Windows or receive a new computer preinstalled with Windows 10, what happened is the hardware (your PC) will get a digital entitlement, where a unique signature of the computer will be stored on Microsoft
    Activation Servers. The Windows 7 or Windows 8 genuine license you were previously running will be exchanged for a diagnostics key.

    Anytime you need to reinstall Windows 10 on that machine, just proceed to reinstall Windows 10. It will automatically reactivate.
    You will prompted to enter a product key a couple times through the installation, click I don't have a key and Do this later.

    There is no need to know or get a new key, but if you have issues with Digital Licensing or the Activation Troubleshooter, you can utilize an existing Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key
    you already ownto reactivate if necessary. or use the reset function in Windows 10.

    Step 1: How
    to download official Windows 10 ISO files


    Step 2:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Sep 26, 2020
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  4. My product key not working after reinstall

    Reinstalling Windows Product Key

    Hi, I'm Bianca, an Independent Advisor for Microsoft, an expert and a Microsoft user like you. I'm happy to assist you.

    You should be able to use your product key. If you are having issues activating it, I suggest that you use the activation troubleshooter. Follow the steps on the link below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/help/20527/...

    Let me know if this does not work for you.
     
    #BiancaB14, Sep 26, 2020
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