Windows 10: Reinstalled windows because the internet disappeared and now my product key will not work

Discus and support Reinstalled windows because the internet disappeared and now my product key will not work in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Never saw the internet vanish from my PC before, not disconnected there was no icon that said disconnected or online. Anyway I chose to reinstall... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Ziggyzzz, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Ziggyzzz Win User

    Reinstalled windows because the internet disappeared and now my product key will not work


    Never saw the internet vanish from my PC before, not disconnected there was no icon that said disconnected or online. Anyway I chose to reinstall windows from the help. Why do I have to reinstall the key when it was valid to start? I retrieved the key from another drive and the last 5 digits match but I am being told the others are wrong. This is total BS when the cause is likely a MS update in the first place. Why does MS not recognize the mother and just activate win automatically. Tried to enter the key as directed.....................

    :)
     
    Ziggyzzz, 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. Reinstalled windows because the internet disappeared and now my product key will not work

    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 26, 2020
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