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Windows 10 Serial Numbers for fresh HDD

2019-04-29, 13:12 PM

Hi all, I have a A475 (Т470) that new i think came with Win 7 Pro, but i bought it 2nd hand and has 10 Pro on it and all is good, however i fully aware that any drive could die and i would have to buy a new drive and reinstall windows, which may be an issue for me as i have no media and no SN to activate my version of 10.

 

I'm guessing (correct me if i'm wrong) i could download the 10 Pro ISO using MS download tool but i'd still have no SN and given a drive would have been replaced how do i go about making my copy legal again, is it a sinple case of running jelly bean or is their more to it?

 

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2019-04-29, 13:53 PM
Please try this Windows 10 Key viewer:

https://www.chip.de/downloads/Windows-Product-Key-Viewer_58663752.html

or

http://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/win_product_key_viewer.html

or any other and you can write down your keyfile for later.

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2019-04-29, 22:42 PM
Thx will grab the last one and try that portable version
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Re: Windows 10 Serial Numbers for fresh HDD

2019-04-30, 7:09 AM

Key is in the BIOS.  Windows will activate automatically


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2019-04-30, 7:17 AM

Yeah, but you can grab and write down the serial key. 

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Re: Windows 10 Serial Numbers for fresh HDD

2019-04-30, 16:54 PM

I did get a reply from support saying it's linked to the motherboard, but i also used the 2nd of the software suggestion (Win Product Key Viewer) and that gave me the number as well, so best of both world, thanks for all the help folks.

 

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Re: Windows 10 Serial Numbers for fresh HDD

2019-04-30, 19:10 PM

The OEM key that you get back from any of the sortware solutions cannot be used to activate a different machine.  It must match the key in the BIOS to work, and if one is in the BIOS, you do not need a key.


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