Generally, if you bought a physical copy of Windows , the product key should be on a label or card inside the box that Windows came in . If Windows came preinstalled on your PC, the product key should appear on a sticker on your device. If you’ve lost or can’t find the product key , contact the manufacturer.
You can check it from the Settings app > Update & Security > Activation page. The Activation status should mention this, if your license is linked to Microsoft account : Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account .
Press Windows key + X then click Command Prompt (Admin). At the command prompt, enter the following command: slmgr.vbs /upk. This command uninstalls the product key, which frees the license for use elsewhere. You are now free to transfer your license to another computer.
To read Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 product key from the BIOS or UEFI, simply run OEM Product Key Tool on your PC. Upon running the tool, it will automatically scan your BIOS or EFI and display the product key . After recover the key , we recommend you store the product key in a safe location.
If you bought Windows 10 , you’ll receive a digital license instead of a product key. You can use the digital license for activation. For more info, see Activation in Windows 10 or contact Microsoft Support. Free upgrade to Windows 10 .
Windows 10 Home costs $139 and is suited for a home computer or gaming. Windows 10 Pro costs $199.99 and is suited for businesses or large enterprises.
How to Permanently Activate Windows 10 with CMD You can press Windows + R key on the keyboard to open Windows Run box. After you enter into Windows 10 Command Prompt, you can copy and paste this command line: slmgr.
You can only install it on one computer. If you need to upgrade an additional computer to Windows 10 Pro, you need an additional license . You won’t get a product key, you get a digital license , which is attached to your Microsoft Account used to make the purchase.
How to transfer a product key to a new PC on Windows 10 . When you have a computer with a retail license of Windows 10 , you can transfer the product key to a new device. You only have to remove the license from the previous machine and then apply the same key on the new computer.
Microsoft allows anyone to download Windows 10 for free and install it without a product key. It’ll keep working for the foreseeable future, with only a few small cosmetic restrictions.
Step 1: Go to the start menu and search for Command Prompt. Step 2: Right click on the Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator”. Step 3: In your Command Prompt paste this command “wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey”. Step 4: This will display all the keys for your Windows 10 .