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A product key is a character sequence that acts as the license to a software product, and often required as proof of purchase. Also sometimes known as serial number.

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Windows: Upgraded from Win7 Win10 Enterprise for free. Now need to reinstall windows 10

I bought my machine from my employer with WIndows 7 installed (enterprise i believe it was). Microsoft then offered a free upgrade to Windows 10 for free and that offer lasted for a certain time ...
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Retrieve Windows 10 product key from hard drive

Is it possible to retrieve a Windows 10 product key from a hard drive with a valid windows installation on it? I already tried connecting it via USB to another computer and using "ProduKey" software, ...
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How to deactivate a MS Office product key from the Office account?

I want to transfer the product key to a new computer. In my Office account, I have two keys. I have uninstalled the Office on the old PC like a lot of tutorials say. But installing from my account ...
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how can installs of xp from two different cds end up with same key?

Im installing xp pro sp3 on a new hd, create new partition, totally fresh install. After install, I run cdkeyreader and write down the key. I then install to same hd using a different cd, but I select ...
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From windows 8.1 to windows 10 license

I bought a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and activated (I do not have the serial key written down somewhere). Could I somehow keep the license and install Windows 10 (not upgrading)?
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When I try activating Win10 Pro, installed via OEI / OEM DVD, I get error 0xc004f050

I bought a Genuine Windows10 Pro OEI DVD, but after I install from DVD Windows10 reports that it's actually Windows 10 Home. No problem, I'll use the activation key I got off the packaging... So I ...
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Finding a license key on a non-booting pc [duplicate]

Long story short my computer wont boot and since I don't feel like having it repaired I'm just going to do a clean install from an install USB. I having a laptop know the implications of having to ...
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How to reactivate Win 10 without microsoft account

I recently upgraded the hardware of my PC and afterwards my Win 10 was deactivated. I do not have it linked to a Microsoft account. Which options do I have to activate it again? Further information:...
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Hard drive format / Windows reinstall

I have a new windows 10 laptop and wish to format the hard drive. Is it possible to find the product key to reinstall the windows onto a different hard drive?
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How do I find my product key for Windows 8.1?

My computer was pre-installed by Dell with Windows 8. I upgraded to 8.1. I have a USB drive from Dell with Windows 8. I clicked "Add Features to Windows 8.1" in control panel, but it asks for my ...
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Is SLP Product Key of windows 7 compatible with windows 10?

Six years ago, I bought dell inspiron n5010 laptop with inbuilt genuine Windows 7. Now I want to download genuine Windows 10. Here in according to Windows 10 update assistant it is showing that "This ...
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Buy Windows 10 key for Fujitsu OEM Image

I have two Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E756. One is a little older and came preinstalled with Windows 7. The second one is recently bought and comes with Windows 10. Of the second one I have created an image and ...
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Can I share the free Windows keys my college provides?

My college gives us free Windows keys and a friend asked me for one. Should I give him one or is there any danger? I know It's against the rules but the plan is: I see the key on my screen, I tell ...
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How can I know the Product key of my original Windows 7 (HP dv6 laptop) ?

I have a HP dv6 laptop which has come with original Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. The product key is on the sticker under the laptop. But, the sticker is faded away, so I cannot read all the ...
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Is it possible to backup the TeamViewer product key?

I'm in the process of re-installing Windows 10 on my laptop. TeamViewer was pre-installed when I bought the computer, can I backup the product key? If so, where is it located? I've searched the ...

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