Welcome back to a new interesting how-to guide tutorial. Today I will show you how to find windows 10 product key from any laptop or computer.
Friends, sometimes we have to reinstall the Windows operating system. And need the product key to activate it again.
But for some reason, you do not have a backup of this product key. So in this situation, one thing will come to your mind how do I get back my original windows 10 product key?
Don’t worry! Your brother is here. You can find the windows 10 product key in simple steps.
The product key is stored in the system’s BIOS when we first use it to activate the Windows os. Consequently, we can quickly locate it by using some command-prompt commands or any other key-finder tools.
Before, the product key was stored on a sticker on the back of the laptop. But now Microsoft has changed this sticker to a Windows logo. And embed the product into the system’s BIOS.
The actual reason for this change by Microsoft is that the sticker going fades when your laptop is used a lot.
So friends, whatever the reason, you can follow the below guide to find the windows product key easily whether it is HP, Lenovo, Asus, or any laptop.
How to find windows 10 product key using command prompt
We use some cmd commands to find out the OEM key. You just need to type a command and it will show your windows product key. Here’s how:
- Go to the search bar and type ‘cmd’. Then open it.
- Copy the code wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey.
- Now paste the code on cmd by using ‘CTRL + V’ or right click then choose paste.
Press Enter key.
- It will show your windows product key.
NOTE: If you purchase your pc or laptop with genuine windows, But now you install windows that are not activated or pirated. Then you can use this method to find out your original product key.
You can use this key for a free upgrade from windows 10 to another version. If you using a pirated version of windows from starting, No product key will be shown here.
How to get windows 10 product key from bios using OEM key finder tool
To find out the windows product key we use a product key finder tool. Just you have to download and run it. It’s a single executable file, no need to install it.
Maybe you think, is it safe? Yes, it is safe, otherwise, I never suggest you. Follow the below steps to know how to use it:
- Download the OEM key utility tool.
- Now, double-click to run it.
- A window will appear with your original product key. Simply copy it to activate your windows.
How to view the windows 10 product key by showkeyplus?
Here’s another tool called showkeyplus which is available in the Microsoft store. You can download it easily, Size of this app is about 6 MB. Either click this link to download showkeyplus.
- After downloading double-click on it.
- It will run as an administrator. It’s also a single executable file.
- After opening the window you will show all details of your product key with the version of windows install.
FAQs on how to find windows 10 product key
Friends, Here are some questions related to this topic. Many people use search engines or forums to look for answers. So I included them in this article for my readers.
Q1. How to find the windows 10 product key after an upgrade?
If you upgrade your windows 10 then the product key stays the same. But if you want to find it then you can take the help of some product key finder tools like showkeyplus.
Either you can use the command prompt to show the product key. I have already discussed the methods.
Q2. How to find the windows 10 product key in a Microsoft account?
If you purchase your product key from the Microsoft store then visit Microsoft store > downloads > product key and then visit the subscription page to find your product key.
Either you need to use showkeyplus on your system.
Q3. How to find windows 10 product key on hp laptop?
1. Open the command prompt.
2. Now paste this code👉 wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey on cmd.
3. Press the enter key.
4. Your product key will be shown below.
If your hp laptop comes with preinstalled and preactivated windows 10 that means your product key is stored in BIOS. By using cmd you can find it.
Also, you can use some tools to retrieve your product key from BIOS. You can try the free tools OEMkey or showkeyplus.
Q4. How to recover the windows 10 product key?
Nowadays it’s very easy to recover your windows 10 product key. Because before Microsoft gives your product key with a sticker called the certificate of authenticity. For a lot of use, it can be faded or torn and you can lose your product key.
But now Microsoft provides the product key to your computer bios. So if you want to recover it, you can easily do it by the following above methods.
So friends here are the three genuine methods to retrieve your OEM key from BIOS. It must help you to find your product key.
And also if you use a pirated version of windows 10 then I recommend you retrieve your OEM key by this process and try to use genuine windows 10.
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