1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    my product key is unreadable, how kan i make a windows fresh install_


    this device came originaly with windows 8 i upgraded as soon as i could to 10. now the sticker under this device is a unreadable. i dont either have a disc.

    my plan was to download iso image make a bootable usb, and make a fresh installation. butt ill guess ill need the prouct key somewhere in this process.

    where can i obtain my product key?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #2

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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,145
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       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Go ahead and do clean install with same type of W10 you have now. As long as W10 was activated on that computer, you don't need to enter product key, just skip when asked.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,393
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    Fjonkaren said: View Post
    this device came originaly with windows 8 i upgraded as soon as i could to 10. now the sticker under this device is a unreadable. i dont either have a disc.

    my plan was to download iso image make a bootable usb, and make a fresh installation. butt ill guess ill need the prouct key somewhere in this process.

    where can i obtain my product key?
    You don't need a key any more, if you already had Windows 10 activated on you PC.
    Before you follow these steps, try resetting your PC using installation media. If that doesn't work, you can use the same installation media to reinstall Windows 10 (also called performing a clean installation of Windows).
    Warning
    This will remove all your personal files, apps and drivers you installed, apps and customizations from your PC manufacturer, and changes you made to settings.





    • On a working PC, go to the Microsoft software download website.
    • Download the media creation tool and then run it.
    • Select Create installation media for another PC.
    • Choose a language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).
    • Follow the steps to create installation media, and then select Finish.
    • Connect the installation media you created to your non-functional PC, and then turn it on.
    • On the initial setup screen, enter your language and other preferences, and then select Next. If you're not seeing the setup screen, your PC might not be set up to boot from a drive. Check your PC manufacturer's website for info on how to change your PC's boot order, and then try again.
    • Select Install now.
    • On the Enter the product key to activate Windows page, enter a product key if you have one. If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free or bought and activated Windows 10 from the Windows Store, select Skip and Windows will automatically activate later. For more details, see Activation in Windows 10.
    • On the License terms page, select I accept the license terms (if you agree to them), then select Next.
    • On the Which type of installation do you want? page, select Custom.
    • On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, select a partition, select a formatting option (if necessary), and then follow the instructions.
    • When you've finished formatting, select Next.
    • Follow the rest of the setup instructions to finish installing Windows 10.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5

    Fjonkaren said: View Post
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    What a crazy place for that sticker - it's whole purpose to provide holographic authentication - getting scratched just nullifies that.

    ... but yes Win 8 keys are not printed on a sticker but are read from the firmware on install. A blue sticker gives you Win 10 Pro.
    Magenta gives either Home or Single Language.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    i did this. thank you all for the help.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,393
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    Fjonkaren said: View Post
    i did this. thank you all for the help.
    You're welcome
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