Windows 10: Recover Windows 10 key from bootable USB without installing windows from it

Discus and support Recover Windows 10 key from bootable USB without installing windows from it in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, So my pc died a few days ago and I plan to buy a new one. It will be a dell tower with Windows 10 home pre-installed. I want to upgrade the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Swapz16, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Swapz16 Win User

    Recover Windows 10 key from bootable USB without installing windows from it


    Hi,


    So my pc died a few days ago and I plan to buy a new one. It will be a dell tower with Windows 10 home pre-installed. I want to upgrade the license to Windows 10 Pro which I had on my now dead computer. I had made a bootable USB drive from my old pc. Is there any way of extracting the windows license from the USB drive without actually having to reinstall windows on my new computer?


    And will I be able to use that license to upgrade my new pc windows version?


    Thanks.


    Swapz

    :)
     
    Swapz16, Jul 22, 2019
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  2. Agility Win User

    Multi-bootable USB

    Hey guys from TPU, couldn't find any specific thread pertaining to the question asked on title. As mentioned, I'm trying to create a bootable USB, but with many specifics boots available.

    I've been trying to create one with multiple boot device including one that enables me to run Windows 10 directly on the USB Thumb Drive but to no avail.

    The list of bootable images i'm trying to create are

    1. Windows 10 (A full OS running from thumb drive)
    2. Windows 10 ISO (Bootable disk image for fresh install)
    3. MemTest86+

    Have tried YUMI or UUI from the website USB PenDrive Linux but as this is my first time, i don't know how am i screwing up or am doing it right.. Anyone got a rough idea on a step by step guide? Thanks!
     
    Agility, Jul 22, 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, Jul 22, 2019
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  4. Recover Windows 10 key from bootable USB without installing windows from it

    Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Jul 22, 2019
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