Otherwise, you will need a new license key. I'd like to know that myself in case I decide to wipe out a system and install from scratch. To get the copy of the correct install media go to download the tool run it it is from the microsoft site and follow the prompts. The in a few months windows 10 will be free to everyone even people who pirated it. For those who are anxious to do a clean install, here's the trick: Don't do the online upgrade.
And you never had to enter a product key. After the installation was complete, the system showed that it had a properly activated copy of Windows 10. Personally if this is for some audit - track the keys you bought, the upgrade keys are free anyway. As pointed out in comments I preface this looking at your specific reference to Windows 7 Enterprise which is available only through Volume License Center and can use a single activation key to install multiple systems. Seeing since it's come from Dell, they've saved me the pain of installing Windows 7 myself, and have also handily provided me with a sticker that displays Proof of License and Certificate of Authenticity.
Now i am doing a clean install of Windows 7 from Vista, so it'll wipe-out Office 2007. You can use that product key to do a clean install on a system that has never run Windows 10 and it will get a license certificate from the activation servers. Instead, from your current, activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. When users upgrade to Windows 10, the Windows 10 setup program checks the activation status of Windows and reports it to the activation servers. Question is can I use the. If there is an issue like you need to change your system, one key if it is for a single user would work for only one system not two or more systems.
On all 5 laptops the windows 10 key is identical. This is incase your hdd crashs and you can't get it later. The in a few months windows 10 will be free to everyone even people who pirated it. However if you do not have any of the above I will show you a simple command prompt that will make the world so much easier I promise! Not sure if you can extract that. At least that's how I understand it. After you restart, your clean copy of Windows 10 is activated, and you can reinstall it any time without having to worry about activation. Who else has product keys ending with 3V66T? The original key is still in the system somewhere and key extraction programs sometimes find that one and thats' the one you want.
At least that's how I understand it. The software is licensed, not sold. Oddly you select that you want media for another pc, but you will then see that you tick the auto select box to get the correct version and it tells about this being the one you need so a new key is not required. I've seen some that say 'one device' and others say 'one device and one portable device', thus two devices total. Then the machine get syspreped. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Download windows 10 tech preview and install it.
I've had some way-off-the-record discussions with people who know a few things about the subject, and I've also done my own testing for the two weeks since Windows 10 was released to the public. That has been said several million times now. If you have changed your motherboard or processor you will need to contact them. No product key was needed, only proof that the Windows was legitimate via the Software Licensing Manager utility. I successfully installed Windows 8 on this partition and unfortunately activated it too. Unlike which are available through or retail channels, a single key can be used for multiple activations.
So what do I do now? As part of the process, it verifies the activation status of your old Windows, creates the new license certificate, and blows away your previous install. The product id are different but the product key are all the same. If that fails, you'll probably have to go through the phone robot. I thought that Belarc, Jelly Bean and others were no longer capable of getting the correct keys? If it says it has already been used, it should present you with a phone number to call and activate via the phone robot. I honestly have no idea how the telephone activation hotlines will respond to calls from Insiders who want to activate a copy for the first time.
But it's also frustrating, because Microsoft's customers who use Windows don't want to have to think about activation. Update: In the comments, several people have asked what happens if you make changes to hardware. For more information, you can refer to the following blog. In other words, it identifies the device, but not the person using the device. What you need to do is download the exact copy of windows 10 that is on your pc and install it and skip any part that asks for the key. On all 5 laptops the windows 10 key is identical. If so, that'd be best, as I would not need to install Windows again.
Why would I need to? I plan on deleting everything before the return,. Not saying you did pirate it but you will have a functioning copy now and a licensed copy in a few months. Download windows 10 tech preview and install it. How to find Windows 10 product key If you upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 or 8. If you are installing a new system entirely then you will also need to find your windows 10 product key for windows activation! BirdLaw wrote: AceOfSpades wrote: Where are you getting the product key from? In that case, if the underlying Windows license is from a retail copy, that license can be transferred. That's understandable, because every detail the company provides about its anti-piracy measures offers information that its attackers can use. You will now see a pop up with the following message: All data to be restored will be formatted and replaced with the layout and data in the system image.