Windows 10: Windows Product Key on a new computer

Discus and support Windows Product Key on a new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi. I bought my kids laptop computers recently. One is a Surface and one is a Lenovo. If I am not mistaken, there is no Windows 10 DVD that ships... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by The Dave Man, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Windows Product Key on a new computer


    Hi. I bought my kids laptop computers recently. One is a Surface and one is a Lenovo. If I am not mistaken, there is no Windows 10 DVD that ships with the laptop. So, if, years from now, my kids need to reinstall the OS, they will need a Windows 10 product key, right? How can I find the Win 10 OS product key for these Windows 10 laptops??

    :)
     
    The Dave Man, Jul 3, 2020
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  2. 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, Jul 3, 2020
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  3. L Burgo Win User
    New DELL laptop- Windows Product Key

    Hi and thanks DaveM121 for the prompt reply.

    I followed the instructions supplied by the DELL email but in the end Windows would not automatically activate. I just found an answer by following this below google result instructions:

    Find Windows 10 Product Key on a New Computer

    1. Press Windows key + X.
    2. Click Command Prompt (Admin)
    3. At the command prompt, type: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey. This will reveal the product key. Volume License Product Key Activation.



    I copied the key and entered it into the option to change product key (not that one was entered as it said it was inactive in red text). FWIW, I never got a product key in any form suggested by the problem solving suggestions
    wormhole link I found in Settings. Apologies if this is a basic newbie issue. It has been doing my head in for the last couple of hours.

    Anyway, greatly appreciate your time. Thanks again DaveM121.
     
    L Burgo, Jul 3, 2020
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  4. J. Raúl Win User

    Windows Product Key on a new computer

    Transferring a Windows 10 Product Key to a new computer

    You cannot use OEM key to activate other devices. But I have seen cases where in it will activate.

    You will have to follow below steps to activate on new device:

    Open cmd as admin (on new computer)

    Slmgr -upk (enter)

    Slmgr -cpky

    Slmgr -rilc

    Slmgr -ipk XXXXX-XXXX-..... (your pk key)

    Slmgr -ato

    This should activate on new device. Before purchasing a key I'll suggest you try above steps because I have done in the past and it had worked.
     
    J. Raúl, Jul 3, 2020
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