Windows 10: Find the original key on your computer

If you purchased a new Windows PC preinstalled in recent years (Windows 10, or Windows 8), you may have noticed some changes to the outside of your device.

The most prominent change is the absence of the product key that existed in the holistic Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker on computers that had pre-installed Windows 7 or earlier versions of Microsoft's operating system.

From Windows 8 onwards, this information is no longer in the COA, but it is embedded in the BIOS. So if after format reinstall the same version of Windows that came with your computer, it should be turned on automatically.Windows 10

If you still want to capture this product key in your operating system, it is easy enough to do so.

Open a PowerShell window and run the following command:

(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService'). OA3xOriginalProductKey

Αν δεν δείτε κάτι να εμφανίζεται, σημαίνει ότι το σύστημά σας δεν περιλαμβάνει το κλειδί των Windows στο BIOS, όπως συμβαίνει συχνά με τους οικιακούς υπολογιστές, τις συσκευές που χρησιμοποιούν το OEM Builder or those originally sold with a Windows 10 license.

Network administrators who manage licenses using Key Management Services can have information about the computers located on the using a different set of options for the same PowerShell command.

To see all the details about the current license status of a machine, use the following command:

Get-WMIObject -Class SoftwareLicensingService | Select-Object -Property *

(Be sure to include the asterisk at the end of this command.)

To save the key, do in the PowerShell window, drag the mouse pointer over the entire 25-character key, and then right-click.

Although you will not see a dialog open, the characters you chose have already been copied to the Clipboard. Paste the key into a text file and save it in a safe place. The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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