license key and product problem

How do I find my license key & portable computer product.

Windows 8.0, 8.1 for Windows or Windows 10 is preinstalled on my computer, how do I find the product key?

Press the Windows key + X

Click prompt (admin)

Enter the following command:

command line path WMI SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

Press enter

The product key will turn out, copy the product key then enter it.

Click Start > settings > Update & security > Activation > change product key and then enter the new product key, and then click Next to activate

If you cannot activate Windows 10 after all the above and you are sure that you have the correct edition installed, then please try phone activation:

Activate your Windows 10 license with Microsoft Chat support

Windows 7 is pre-installed on my computer, How can I find the product key?

The product key is located on the COA sticker attached to the bottom of your laptop or in the battery compartment. In rare cases it can be found also in the memory compartment. For systems of the Tower, look at the top or the side of the system unit. It looks like the following:

If the certificate of authenticity (COA) label is damaged or letters or not readable, you will need to consider the following options:

  • Use a digital camera to capture an image of the COA and enlarge him on your computer.
  • If the COA sticker is damaged, you must use the recovery partition to reinstall Windows 7, it will be exempt from the need to use the product key to activate your installation of Windows 7.
  • If your recovery partition is not available or damaged, you must contact the manufacturer of your computer, and requires only a defined recovery disk you can use to reinstall Windows 7. They could practice a small shipping and handling. This will exempt the need to also use the product key.
  • If none of the above works or is not available, then its best you buy a new Windows license

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