01-19-2018 02:20 AM
The computer picked up a virus that corrupted the windows. As such I had to do the windows installation, but I did not make a OS backup, and had to download windows and make a clean install. I would like to know where I can see the activation key of the windows that came with this laptop. where can I check it?
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01-19-2018 02:39 AM
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Also product key can be extracted from systemboard using third-party applications like pkeyui/wpkey viewer, thread with similar discussion might give you more insight on this topic.
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01-19-2018 09:51 PM
If you used the Onekey recovery tool to make the clean install, Windows will activate itself. If you used some third party download or such (illegal copies of windows), then that's a different story. - In that case, there are other illegal third party applications which will activate windows. However, that doesn't seem to be what you did, so you should be fine.
05-28-2018 10:58 PM - edited 05-28-2018 10:58 PM
You should have a Windows 10 Home Edition installation media from which you install Windows. If you are downloading the installation medium, make sure you have downloaded the correct version. There are other versions of Windows 10, but your Windows Activation Key that is embedded in the motherboard will only work with the Home Edition.
In some cases, Windows installation media might contain multiple editions. In this case, you should choose Home Edition when you are installing Windows.
05-28-2018 11:29 PM
Just to add the info, you can log in with microsoft account on your laptop (Something i did on first day) and that will bound this laptop with your microsoft account. This binding can be used to activate windows for lifetime on same laptop. Just call Microsoft and give your details. They will guide you through activation.