1.    11 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    Surface 3 BSOD After Resetting

    Hello all,

    I am selling my Surface 3 so today I wiped all of my files off of it but after I did it became stuck on a blue screen that says INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. I've been on the forums and I think I know how to fix it but I do have a question. I'm going to have to create recovery media and the process for doing so seems to require a 25 digit key for reinstalling Windows but I don't have a key. I have my original box and paperwork for the Surface and nowhere in there is a Windows key that I have found. My question is do I really need the key or will I be able to create the recovery media without it? Sorry if this is a bit confusing.

    Thank you.
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  2.    13 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,649
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home

    The activation should be tagged with the device/motherboard, and you need not to provide it during clean installation of windows 10 on a device that is already activated.

    When the installation will ask for a key, just skip that step.

    When the installation is done, you can come to know your product key: Showkey
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